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BAKER & TAYLOR SOFTWARE (FORMERLY SOFTKAT) IS A NATIONAL DISTRIBUTOR OF ENTERTAINMENT, EDUCATIONAL HOME/OFFICE PRODUCTIVITY SOFTWARE AND ACCESSORIES

 CHICAGO, June 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Baker & Taylor Software (formerly SoftKat) is a leading national distributor of entertainment, educational and home/office productivity software, peripherals and accessories. SoftKat was founded in 1983 and has provided high-quality products and excellent service to thousands of resellers worldwide. On March 1, 1993, SoftKat became Baker & Taylor Software. Baker & Taylor, Inc., is an independent company composed of three units: Baker & Taylor Books, Baker & Taylor Software and Baker & Taylor Video.
 Baker & Taylor Software services more than 8,000 resellers in the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia with an extensive inventory of software titles, peripherals and accessories. Resellers include superstores, mass merchants, office supply stores, warehouse clubs, consumer electronic stores and software-only chains; small business, home and educational resellers; emerging/regional mass merchants; and independent buying groups such as Intelligent Electronics, ASCII Nationwide, Microage and Computerland. Baker & Taylor Software currently holds exclusive contracts to supply software to the U.S. Army, Air Force Exchange System and the U.S. Navy Exchange Service Command at more than 260 military bases and airfields in the United States, Europe, Asia and the Pacific.
 Baker & Taylor Software has earned a superior reputation in the industry and carries the exclusive educational software of major publishers including Broderbund, Davidson & Associates, The Learning Company, Tom Snyder and Ventura Educational Systems. Baker & Taylor also distributes academically priced products from Borland, Frame Technology, Logitech, Lotus, Ventura Software and WordPerfect; productivity tools from Central Point Software, Intuit; entertainment software from Access, Accolade, Electronic Arts, LucasArts Games, Psygnosis Limited, Sierra On-Line, Velocity Development and Virgin Games; and accessories and peripherals from Creative Labs, Prodigy and others.
 Baker & Taylor Software also provides complete information on product selection (planograms), products and effective ways to sell and merchandise these products. The company publishes several catalogs throught?o provide its customers with the latest product information available.
 The company offers its dealers an extensive program of training and support. This program provides dealers with broad product knowledge plus training in the most effective ways to sell. Through the Baker & Taylor Software dealer network, a dealer continually receives updated product information, advice, sales tools, training kits and a variety of promotional materials. An extensive inventory, the efficiencies of technology, and this dealer support adds important value to Baker & Taylor Software products, order processing and fulfillment services.
 Baker & Taylor Software is a unit of Baker & Taylor, Inc., a private corporation whose major shareholders include management and the Carlyle Group, a private merchant banking and investment firm in Washington. Baker & Taylor, Inc., through its book, video and software units, distributes books, video tapes, audio products, software and value-added products and services to more than 100,000 academic, public and school libraries and book, video and software stores. In 1993, combined revenues from book, video, audio and software distribution are expected to exceed $900 million through the efforts of more than 2,500 Baker & Taylor employees worldwide.
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 /CONTACT: Rebecca Kraus of Baker & Taylor Software, 805-522-9800/


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