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Wednesday 29 May 2019

Turpin Distribution Acquires Publisher Promotion & Fulfillment (PPF) from EBSCO

Turpin logo Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, UK – 29th May 2019 - Global fulfillment service provider, Turpin Distribution, has expanded its international service offering by acquiring Publisher Promotion & Fulfillment (PPF) from EBSCO.

Turpin is enhancing its US client services team to ensure a smooth transfer of business to its offices in New Milford, Connecticut. As part of the transition, one former and two current members of the PPF leadership team take on exciting new roles at Turpin, further supporting the transition and providing a strong foundation for a smooth and successful 2020 subscription renewal season:

- Meg Waites, PPF’s Director of Sales and Marketing, joins Turpin as Director of Operations, North America and will relocate to the New Milford, CT office. Meg has over twenty years’ service with EBSCO.
- Heather Bean, PPF’s Director of Client Services, joins Turpin as Head of Publisher Services, North America.
- Don McClain, former Head of Business Development at PPF, joins Turpin as Head of Publisher Relations, North America and will work alongside Meg, Heather and the New Milford Customer Services team.

Turpin’s Managing Director, Lorna Summers, commented: “Turpin is delighted to have acquired Publisher Promotion & Fulfillment (PPF) from EBSCO as this will enhance the depth and range of fulfilment services we currently provide to US client publishers from our offices in New Milford, Connecticut. I am excited about the opportunities presented by this development and look forward to working with our new publisher clients.”

EBSCO Senior Vice-President, Publisher Partnerships, Sid McNeal added: “Turpin is a long-standing, trusted partner in the area of publisher services, and we have no doubt in their ability to provide the greatest level of fulfillment services. This transition will also enable EBSCO to focus on promotional and marketing services for publishers, which will be provided through EBSCO Promotional Services.”

About Turpin Distribution
Turpin has been supporting publishers for over 40 years, helping them grow and develop their business for both print and digital publishing. Turpin provides global fulfillment solutions to the academic, scholarly and professional publishing industry including a wide range of bespoke services from its UK and US offices.

About Publisher Promotion & Fulfillment (PPF)
Publisher Promotion & Fulfillment (PPF), a division of EBSCO Information Services, has partnered with publishers worldwide since 1975 to provide customized journal subscription fulfillment services for scientific, technical, medical and business publications. A trusted publisher partner in the STM community, PPF offers a comprehensive solution for publishers, including renewal and marketing services, journal subscription fulfillment, finances and subscriber communication. Visit www.ppfebsco.com to learn more.

For further information about this announcement please contact:
Neil A Castle
Commercial Director
E: neil.castle@turpin-distribution.com
T: +44 (0) 1767 604 868
www.turpin-distribution.com

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