ACCUCOMS launches publisher services in India

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February 13, 2012 | Leiden, The Netherlands – ACCUCOMS has launched
representation services in India. The company has hired experienced local
staff members who operate from New Delhi and Chennai. With this
geographical expansion, ACCUCOMS responds both to market developments
and publishers’ wishes.

Representation services in India will be based on the same approach used in Europe,
North and Latin America and Turkey, where ACCUCOMS has been representing a
variety of academic and professional publishers. All sales representatives speak local
languages and bring detailed market knowledge with them. Yogesh Chander is
dedicated regional manager for content aggregated by the Independent Scholarly
Publishers Group, while Rikshit Chopra and Ganesan Harihara Subramanian cover
North India and South India respectively. The team is managed by Rakesh Malik,
who has more than 20 years of experience in the Indian information industry.

Rakesh Malik, Commercial Manager India: “The Indian government has quadrupled
its spending on education, and has indicated that it wants to double its spending on
research. This makes India a very significant market for scholarly publishers. Our
team’s in-depth knowledge of the publishing industry and extensive experience in
managing a wide spectrum of clients enable ACCUCOMS to be seen as trustworthy
business associate and publisher representative in the Indian market.”

Pinar Erzin, Managing Director of ACCUCOMS: “We have been following the
development of the information industry in India closely. The only way publishers
can penetrate this important but complex market is by operating from within. Our
staff have a specialized focus on diverse regions in India, which allows publishers to
pinpoint and develop specific opportunities. The current team covers North and
South India, and we will complement the team with regional managers in Mumbai
and Kolkata. This approach enables us to deliver the high-quality solutions that
publishers are used to from us and need to reach new markets.”

ACCUCOMS is an independent provider of services to academic and professional
publishers around the world. Established in 2004, ACCUCOMS now operates from the
Netherlands, Turkey, the USA, Costa Rica and India. ACCUCOMS’ multilingual teams
offer efficient and intelligent representation and telemarketing services, customer
service, research and gap analyses to clients that range from large publishing houses
to specialist society publishers. For more information visit

Contact Person(s):

Simon Boisseau
Rakesh Malik