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iFactory and De Gruyter Team Up


BOSTON—November 30, 2010—iFactory, an award-winning interactive design and development firm, is thrilled to announce their new partnership with De Gruyter, one of the world's leading publishers of academic literature.

De Gruyter plans to develop a unified platform that will serve as the face of all its digital content. This platform will provide both the features and functionality necessary to respond to the needs of De Gruyter's many customers.

De Gruyter has chosen iFactory, and its revolutionary e-publishing platform, PubFactory. iFactory's expertise is the development of publishing platforms of all types and scales, tailored to support publishers as their businesses transform in the evolving e-publishing age.

"In the rapidly changing environment of scientific publishing, it is important to find new solutions ensuring convenient access to our content. We are looking forward to this collaboration with iFactory, considering it is the best partner for our requirements," said Sven Fund, CEO of De Gruyter.

PubFactory will provide a single unified platform for all of De Gruyter's content, including: journals, eBooks, reference databases, directories, and print books. In addition, there will be a custom publishing component, providing De Gruyter with the capability to create custom eBooks and POD print books.

"With the De Gruyter partnership, iFactory continues its expansion into the European market and solidifies its publishing platform strategy," said José Fossi, CEO of iFactory. "iFactory has already demonstrated PubFactory's relevance in supporting publishers in their transition into the e-publishing world – we take special pride in having been selected by such a mature electronic publisher like De Gruyter."

About iFactory
Since 1992 iFactory has delivered innovative, inspiring, and intelligent interactive solutions to more than 150 organizations in a variety of verticals including publishing, higher education, health care, and nonprofit. The company brings together design vision, engineering knowledge, and project management skills that result in the highest quality digital media solutions every time, on time. Based in Boston, MA, iFactory is a division of RDW Group, a leading integrated communications firm. For more information, please visit www.ifactory.com

About De Gruyter
An independent academic publishing house, De Gruyter can look back on a history spanning over 260 years. The publishing group with headquarters in Berlin and New York annually publishes over 800 new titles in the humanities, medicine, science and law and more than 170 journals and digital media. www.degruyter.com

Media Contact:
Lori LoTurco
iFactory/RDW Group
617.235.5846
lori@ifactory.com

Ulrike Lippe
De Gruyter
+49(0) 30 260 05 153
ulrike.lippe@degruyter.com

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