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March 2006

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For Immediate Release
March 30, 2006


Software Marketing Research Readers Rate Avanquest
Best Overall Software Publishing Company and 1st in Customer Service & Support

PLEASANTON, CA - March 30, 2006 - Avanquest Software Publishing, a leading global retail and online publisher of best-selling consumer and business software titles, today announced that it has been recognized as "Best Overall Software Publisher" in the first annual "Software Vendor Awards," sponsored by Software Marketing Resource, an online news and resource portal for software developers, publishers and distributors.

The poll of Software Marketing Research's global readership in Europe, the U.S. and Russia, also voted Avanquest "Best Software Publisher/Customer Service & Support." Conducted earlier this year, the survey ranked software industry companies in 15 categories based on value of service, unique marketing techniques and overall software developer benefit. For a complete list of award categories and winners, or to learn more about Software Marketing Resource Group, visit

"It's an honor to be recognized by Software Marketing Resource in its first annual award program," said Christina Seelye, president & CEO, Avanquest Publishing USA. "This recognition acknowledges the hard work of our product management, sales, customer support and marketing people on three continents who provide software developers with ways to maximize revenue opportunities from their programs by leveraging opportunities across online and retail sales channels."

A unit of Paris-based Avanquest Software, Avanquest Software Publishing delivers its services to more than 120 developers worldwide. Its complete turn-key programs, including everything from product optimization and retail packaging to supply chain management and retail inventory control, enable independent software companies to extend their penetration of the global consumer and business markets without additional investment.

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About Avanquest Software Publishing
Avanquest Software Publishing offers software developers a complete range of valuable software publishing resources and immediate access to worldwide software markets. With U.S. headquarters in Pleasanton, California, Avanquest Publishing has a local presence on five continents and long-established relationships across all channels of distribution in markets covering nearly 90% of the world’s total software sales. Avanquest Publishing is part of Avanquest Software, a leading international software developer and publisher that was founded in Paris in 1984 and is listed on the Nouveau Marché of the Euronext stock exchange (ISIN FR0004026714). For additional information, please visit and