Allen Press Recognized as Top 400 Printer in 2014

LAWRENCE, Kan. – February 2, 2015 – Allen Press, Inc. was ranked in the top half of the Printing Impressions 400 (PI 400) in the December 2014 edition of Printing Impressions magazine. The PI 400 provides the industry’s annual ranking of leading printing companies in the United States and Canada. The listings are based on sales figures reported to Printing Impressions in 2014.

“Being consistently recognized as a Top 400 Printer by Printing Impressions is an honor,” said Gerald Lillian, CEO at Allen Press.  “Ranking in the top half of this list reflects how hard our team is working. Allen Press has been producing publications for societies, associations, and special-interest publishers as a family-owned business for 80 years. We can’t thank our customer enough for their loyalty and commitment to providing their content in print.”

The North American Publishing Company, which owns Printing Impressions, also hosts the Gold Ink Awards. These awards recognize outstanding production work by printing companies. In 2014, Allen Press won Gold in the Books – Directories category as well as Bronze and Pewter in the Scientific and Medical Journals Category.

For more information about Printing Impressions or the PI 400 list, visit their website at www.piworld.com.

About Allen Press, Inc.
Allen Press provides a comprehensive portfolio of integrated services in the broad areas of print, online, distribution, and publishing services, collaborating with scholarly societies, professional associations, and corporations worldwide.

For further information, contact:
Melanie Dolechek, Director of Publishing and Marketing, Allen Press, Inc.
marketing@allenpress.com | tel 785.843.1234

Allen Press and Employees Support Local Organizations in 2014

LAWRENCE, Kan. – January 20, 2015 – Every year, Allen Press employees choose several local and national organizations to support through various fundraising activities and community service events.

In 2014, employees contributed to the United Way and the Boys and Girls Club of Lawrence.  Employees also participated in an Elf-on-the-Shelf fundraiser for the Douglas County Toys for Tots that raised $200 in addition to two overflowing boxes of toy donations.  In November, 10 percent of proceeds from a company Book Fair also benefited the Douglas County Toys for Tots.

Allen Press continues to support other local charitable causes such as Red Dog’s Dog Days and the University of Kansas’ Vosper Society.  Contributions were also made to the Lawrence Schools Foundation, including sponsorship of a Community Education Breakfast and the Distinguished Teacher Award.

Allen Press continued its relationship with the Lawrence Arts Center in 2014, which included a print sponsorship for the William S. Burroughs exhibit.  A donation was also made to BioOne in support of its annual meeting.  An annual holiday donation was presented to Doctors Without Borders on behalf of Allen Press customers.

In November 2014, Allen Press was recognized on behalf of LiveWell Lawrence with a 2014 Culture of Health Action Award.  The company received this award for adopting a tobacco-free campus policy that includes e-cigarettes and for completing training as a WorkWell Lawrence mentor.

Employees have chosen the Boys and Girls Club of Lawrence and Just Food as the annual charities for 2015.

About Allen Press, Inc.
Allen Press provides a comprehensive portfolio of integrated services in the broad areas of print, online distribution, and publishing services for scholarly societies, professional associations, and corporations worldwide.

For further information, contact:
Melanie Dolechek, Director of Publishing and Marketing, Allen Press
marketing@allenpress.com | tel. 785.843.1234

Allen Press Partners with ReadCube for Discovery of Pinnacle Content

LAWRENCE, Kan. – September 10, 2014 – Allen Press, Inc., comprehensive publishing services provider serving scholarly and special-interest publishers, today announced an agreement with Boston-based publishing technology company ReadCube to enhance content hosted on its Pinnacle online publishing platform.

Over 66,000 articles from Allen Press’ platform have been indexed by ReadCube’s Discover service and enhanced for discoverability on ReadCube’s web, desktop, and mobile reading portals, plus search engines and recommendation feeds.

“ReadCube’s creative approach to discoverability and interactive reading align with our goal of bringing our publishing partners’ content to scholars within an interface that adds value to the experience, said Melanie Dolechek, Director of Publishing and Marketing. “We are excited to continue offering our clients innovative options for increasing visibility—and ultimately usage—of their content online.”

In addition to enabling Allen Press publishers to more easily connect with the researchers who consume their content, Discover enhances that content with ReadCube’s Enhanced PDF technology. ReadCube’s unique reading experience includes interactive features like hyperlinked in-line citations, annotations, clickable author names, direct access to supplemental content and figures, social sharing, and Altmetrics.

“Allen Press offers a valuable service to niche publishers, and we are thrilled to be working with them to support the discovery of all their hosted content,” says Robert McGrath, CEO of ReadCube.

About Allen Press –
Allen Press, Inc., plays a vital role in the dissemination of knowledge and information by partnering with organizations in the scholarly community. Headquartered in Lawrence, Kansas, Allen Press provides a comprehensive portfolio of integrated services in the broad areas of content management, online and print delivery, association management, and publishing services. Founded nearly 80 years ago, Allen Press is a trusted partner of scholarly societies, professional associations, and publishers nationwide. To learn more about hosting books or journals on Pinnacle, contact marketing@allenpress.com.

For further information, contact:
Melanie Dolechek, Director of Publishing and Marketing, Allen Press, Inc.
marketing@allenpress.com | tel 785.843.1234