Franklin Electronic Dictionaries & Translators for Australia's Libraries
Sydney, Australia. November 7, 2008 Franklin Electronic Publishers (AMEX:FEP) today appointed Languages Direct Australia as exclusive distributor to libraries across Australia.
Languages Direct is Australia's most respected supplier of foreign language materials and for over 70 years has met the language learning requirements of libraries, students, governments, businesses and travellers.
"Franklin's partnership with Languages Direct is part of an overall commitment to improving language skills and literacy outcomes for all Australians", said Russell Goldberg, Managing Director of Franklin Electronic Publishers (Aust.) P/L. "In today's global village, Australian libraries need user-friendly technology, to access the world's languages", he added.
Franklin's commitment to deliver the best content from leading publishers in easy-to-use technology spans over two decades. Languages available include English, Arabic, Chinese Mandarin, Cantonese, Danish, Dutch, Farsi, French, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Malay, Norwegian, Russian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog, Thai and Vietnamese.
"We are proud to announce that Languages Direct Australia has been named official distributor to public libraries of Franklin's range of electronic dictionaries and language translators. These products are extremely popular amongst language learners of all levels and would be a very popular edition in any library", commented Jacob Miceli, Managing Director of Languages Direct Australia.
Languages Direct's retail arm, Foreign Language Bookshop, is a proud stockist of a full range of Franklin products. Over 30 models are on display for customers to touch, hear and receive usage tips from friendly, highly trained staff.
Foreign Language Bookshop is at 259 Collins St, Melbourne - phone 03 9654 2883.
Libraries can contact Languages Direct on 03 9376 3388 or firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Franklin Electronic Publishers Incorporated (AMEX:FEP) is a world leader in electronic handheld information, having sold approximately 41,000,000 electronic books. Current titles available directly or through partners number more than 52,000 in sixteen languages under license from world class publishers, such as Merriam-Webster and HarperCollins, focused in five genres: Learning, Language Learning, Travel, Spiritual, and Leisure. The Company also licenses its underlying technology to an array of partners including Adobe, Sun Microsystems and Ademco (a division of Honeywell). Franklin distributes ROLODEX® Electronics branded organisers worldwide and SEIKO branded reference products in Oceania and the European Community. Franklin’s products are available at 49,000 retail outlets worldwide, through catalogues and online at http://www.franklin.com/au.
ROLODEX® is a registered trademark of Berol Corporation, a subsidiary of Newell Rubbermaid Inc. SEIKO is a registered trademark of SEIKO Corporation.
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07 November 2008