NEW YORK,  September 20 2000 — Butterworth-Heinemann is pleased to announce the acquisition of the Technical Reference and Business books from Gulf Publishing Company. The name Gulf Professional Publishing will be used for the newly acquired titles.

This acquisition is an excellent match for the Butterworth-Heinemann publishing program and the addition of these fine books and authors are a complement to our established titles. Butterworth-Heinemann and Gulf Publishing will continue to work together to assure a smooth transition. Members of the Gulf staff are working with us to maintain the quality of customer service.

Please note: The Gulf imprints of Lone Star Books, Enchanted Rock, Gulf audiobooks, Barker Heeler, The Leadership Press and other general trade titles were not included in this transaction. Inquiries for these titles should be directed to: John Wilson at TaylorWilson Publishing Ltd., (713)-980-1950. Jamsa Press and Kids Interactive were retained by Gulf Publishing Company and inquiries for these titles should be directed to Gulf Customer Service at 1-800-392-4390

The technical reference list includes titles in chemical engineering, civil and mechanical engineering, environmental engineering, offshore/ocean engineering, instrumentation, petroleum engineering, pipelines, pollution engineering, loss prevention, and estimating. To see the full range of Gulf and Butterworth-Heinemann technical reference titles now available from Butterworth-Heinemann click here.

The business list includes the series in Managing Cultural Differences, and Improving Human Performance along with other titles on human resource development, organizational behavior, and management. To see the full range of Gulf and Butterworth-Heinemann Business titles now available from Butterworth-Heinemann follow these links:
Human Resources

Customer Service, Orders and Recorded Orders

Orders: Effective August 16, 2000 all orders on these titles should be sent to:

Customer Service Department
225 Wildwood Avenue
MA 01801-2041
Ph: 1-800-366-2665 Fax: 1-800-446-6520

Orders already recorded with Gulf will be transferred to Butterworth-Heinemann, who will contact customers to confirm order details and will supply titles as soon as they become available.

Returns of books shipped and invoiced by Gulf prior to August 16, 2000 will be accepted for 90 days, or until November 16, 2000. Thereafter, no returns will be accepted by Gulf.