What is TitlePage?
TitlePage is the Australian book industry's online price and availability service. It allows publishers and distributors to offer current price, availability and stock information to booksellers and suppliers. Titlepage was launched in September 2004 by the Australian Publishers Association to provide:
- a single search repository of all titles available in Australia and publisher/distributor information
- a user-friendly price and availability service to enable searching on titles available in Australia
- a cost effective service for booksellers, suppliers, publishers and distributors.
What is TitlePage Plus?
TitlePage Plus is a brand new subscription-based product.
It provides complete packages that help booksellers to quickly and easily
find local books and their availability; to source all titles and get
quality metadata; and to offer products and services that attract and
keep book consumers as customers.
It offers a one-stop supply chain solution for all physical and ebook
titles and aims to help deliver efficient and competitive alternatives
to international competitors.
TitlePage Plus allows expansion of the services that Retailers can offer, via
the 'consumer direct fulfilment' (CDF) service that can give customers the
convenience of home delivery, as well as an integrated print and digital
offering via Copia, an APA strategic partner in TitlePage.
For more information on TitlePage Plus email
How can TitlePage help me?
can use TitlePage to access accurate price and availability and bibliographic information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Booksellers have reported that access to the service outside normal business hours and on weekends has improved customer service and is saving them considerable time and money in dealing with P&A enquiries.
using TitlePage have found that calls to their customer service centres have reduced in duration and the content of the call is more concerned with ordering or progress queries rather than information queries. In addition, bookseller and suppliers are discovering some publisher's titles for the first time by using this industry-wide service.
The following publishers
generously provided funding for the build of TitlePage:
- Allen & Unwin
- Cambridge University Press
- Hachette Australia
- John Wiley & Sons
- Macmillan: Macmillan Education, Macquarie Library, Palgrave Macmillan & Pan Macmillan
- Pearson: Pearson Education & Penguin Books
- Random House
Since the launch of the site in September 2004, many more publishers and distributors have joined the service. For a full list of TitlePage publishers and distributors click here.
The following booksellers
helped the APA in the testing and development of TitlePage prior to its launch:
- Abbey's Bookshop
- American Book Store
- Angus & Robertson
- Better Read than Dead
- James Bennett
- James Cook University Bookshop
- Leading Edge Books
- Mary Martin Bookshops
- Mercury Retail
- Pages & Pages Booksellers
- Queensland University of Technology Bookshop
- Riverbend Books
- UNSW Bookshop
- Unleash Books
How can I become part of TitlePage?
To be part of the TitlePage Plus community booksellers must be registered for TitlePage Essential, the free look-up service. Choose from two subscription-levels for access to TitlePage Plus, or for more comprehensive, purpose built metadata, you can subscribe to TitlePage Platinum. For a more information, please send an email indicating interest to email@example.com.
Publishers and distributors can become part of TitlePage by paying a low-cost annual subscription based on their turnover and the number of titles they wish to list. They also need to be a member of the Australian Publishers Association.
As a first step, register your interest by clicking on the Publisher/Distributor Registration link and completing the registration form.
For specific APA membership or pricing inquiries contact the APA on firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information please email email@example.com.
How do I find out more?
For further information please email firstname.lastname@example.org