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Philippines-based data conversion company will provide bn.com with electronic books.
Barnes & Noble, Inc. and CPI announced a strategic partnership in e-book preparation. CPI, through its newly acquired Philippine data conversion facility EPVI, will provide the necessary back-office services for Barnes & Noble and Barnes&Noble.com; for their digital e-book initiative. EPVI, based in Manila, is a specialist in data conversion from hard copy or electronic format for e-book use with technology for file creation, conversion and management.