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Founded in 1974, Allied Publishers Subscription Agency (APSA) is today the largest subscription agent in India. We service the information needs of Indian Subscribers through worldwide Journals and Academic/ Scientific Literature - whether in print or electronic format. Allied is the largest Subscription agent in the country and one of the top 25 Subscription Agents in the whole world.
  1. Proven credibility
  2. Access to current pricing information for all journals
  3. No service charges- Publishers actual prices charged
  4. Speedy processing of orders through computerized operations
  5. Blanket permit by Reserve Bank of India to obtain foreign drafts and cheques.
  6. Arrangements through our air frieght forwarders Schenkers (USA) and Activair (UK) to ensure faster delivery of journal issues on publication at no extra charge.
  7. Automatic generation of claim letters for gaps-in-receipt of journal issues
  8. Automatic renewal notices to plan budgets
  9. Besides being a subscription agent, APSA also represents leading scientific publishers such as Butterworth, Cambridge Scientific Abstracts, Carl Hanser Verlag, Elsevier, Kluwer, MEP, Walter de Gruyter, World Scientific and others.
The strategies adopted to promote new journals include :
Direct Mail marketing
Mailing of specimen copies on request
Special promotional calls by sales representatives

INFORMATION PRODUCTS
In tune with the specialized needs of Researchers, Allied serves as an effective link between the sources of information on the one hand and the availability of their products/ services to actual users on the other.

Allied offers Information Products under the following categories in a variety of formats:

  • Electronic Information Products
  • Standards
  • Special/ Technical Publications

Publications Allied has brought into its fold several CD-ROM database publishers to keep pace with the changing trends. These are :

UMI
Knight Rider
Silver Platter
Janes
OCLC
Bowker
Saur
Elsevier
McGraw-Hill
Dialog
Proquest
The range of CD-ROM products offered will include :
1. Abstracting and Indexing Databases
2. Full text/ Full image databases
3. Multi-volumes and Multimedia Encyclopedias

Marketing initiatives adopted by Allied are
Workshops/Seminars for librarians and end-users
Special lectures on the concept and applications by resource from publishers;
Technological support (value-added services);
Trial installation;
Installation and after sales-service.
Special/Technical Publications are offered:
Reports
Thesis
Dissertations
Patents
Conference Proceedings
Technical Publications
Handbooks

The changing economic scenario and policy of globalization have led our industries to compete in the international market. As a result, there is an upsurge in the demand for standards.

Realizing this need, the following International Standards Organizations and some Specialized Agencies are represented

American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
American Petroleum Institute (API)
American Society of Civil Engineers
American Society of Testing Materials (ASTM)
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
American Society of Metals
American Society of Non-Destructive Testing
American Welding Society
British Standards Institute (BSI)
International Electro-Technical Commission (IEC)
International Standards Organization (ISO)
Institute of Electrical Engineers
Instrument Society of America
Institute of Materials
Iron & Steel Society
Materials Research Society
Professional Engineering Publishing
Mechanical Engineering Publications
National Association of Corrosion Engineers
National Technical Information Service
Society of Automotive Engineers
UMI
 
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