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Liverpool University Press Signed with Atypon to Host Their Online Content

Atypon®, a leading provider of software to the scientific and scholarly publishing industry, today announced that Liverpool University Press (LUP) has signed an agreement with Atypon for Literatum to power their online content delivery. Liverpool University Press chose the Literatum platform to manage, deliver and monetize their content and provide more valuable features to librarians and readers.

Atypon announced the acquisition of Metapress, Liverpool University Press’s former hosting provider, in April 2014. Liverpool University Press is one of many Metapress clients taking advantage of the opportunity to transition to Literatum, the most technologically advanced platform in the industry. They join over 200 publishers who are publishing more than 6500 journals, 100,000 books, and 17 million articles on Literatum today.

"We are excited to be supporting Liverpool University Press as they elevate their online business,” said Jonathan Hevenstone, Senior VP of Business Development at Atypon. “The migration of their online content to Literatum is an important step for Atypon as we continue to demonstrate our ability to help university publishers innovate and grow.”

Anthony Cond, Managing Director of LUP, added, “Liverpool University Press is a dynamic and rapidly expanding scholarly publisher. The Atypon Literatum platform will provide state of the art hosting for our journals and ebooks, maximizing functionality for our societies, subscribers and purchasers, and discoverability for the outstanding content published under the Liverpool University Press imprimatur.”

About Atypon

Atypon delivers innovative solutions that revolutionize the way publishers do business. Literatum, Atypon's flagship SaaS ePublishing platform, provides all of the functionality that professional and scholarly publishers need to compete in the digital world, including advanced search and information discovery, access control, e-commerce, advertising and business intelligence. RightSuite, Atypon’s enterprise access and e-commerce solution, enables publishers and media organizations to monetize their digital content, experiment with new business models and optimize revenue streams. For more information, visit www.atypon.com.

About Liverpool University Press

Liverpool University Press (LUP) is the UK’s third oldest university press, with a distinguished history of publishing exceptional research since 1899, including the work of Nobel prize winners. LUP has rapidly expanded in recent years and now publishes approximately 75 books a year and 25 journals, specialising in the modern languages, history, planning, literary studies and visual culture.

Shortlisted for Academic and Professional Publisher of the Year in 2012, 2013 and 2014 by the Independent Publishers Guild, and for Independent Academic, Educational & Professional Publisher of the Year in the 2014 Bookseller Industry Awards, Liverpool University Press has been dubbed ‘one of the great success stories in the difficult climate of modern academic publishing’ by Professor Jonathan Bate, Vice-President of the British Academy.

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