NEWSSTAND
Press Release - April 10, 2006    
 
Contact: For NewsStand, Inc.:
Michele Chaboudy, 512-334-5141,
E-mail: michelec@newsstand.com
  For HarperCollins Publishers:
Erin Crum, 212-207-7223
E-mail: Erin.Crum@HarperCollins.com
HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS SELECTS NEWSSTAND, INC. TO DEVELOP GLOBAL DIGITAL WAREHOUSE

New York, NY - April 10, 2006 - HarperCollins Publishers is pleased to announce the selection of NewsStand, Inc. as its exclusive vendor to develop a global digital warehouse hosting all digital content in multiple formats for all its divisions.


With NewsStand, HarperCollins Publishers is building the capabilities to distribute digital content to retail partners, search partners, on-line partners and its consumer Web site. The warehouse development is part of an ongoing effort to construct the proper digital infrastructure to take full advantage of HarperCollins content for marketing and eventually for monetization. The creation of the global warehouse will assist in satisfying current marketplace demands, while allowing HarperCollins to maintain control of its digital files and intellectual property and protect the rights of its authors.


NewsStands existing platform for digitization, hosting and distribution of leading newspapers and magazines around the world makes them a natural partner to get this project up and running quickly, said Jane Friedman, President and CEO of HarperCollins Publishers Worldwide. We look forward to working with them to digitize our books and build our digital warehouse.


We are excited to partner with HarperCollins Publishers to help transform how knowledge is stored, distributed and consumed in the future. Digital warehousing on this scale-- with this flexibility-- is a significant leap forward in the information industry, commented Kit Webster, NewsStands President and Chief Executive Officer. Our companys experience in managing digital information including content rights control, electronic publication enabled websites and Internet distribution has made this large project possible, both in terms of processing and timelines. The NewsStand team is dedicated to enabling HarperCollins to become a first mover in digital technology applications.


NewsStand, Inc., the leading digital partner for premier publishers of newspapers, magazines and other print media, currently distributes and markets over 200 daily newspapers and magazine titles in more than 120 countries. The relationship with HarperCollins Publishers marks the companys first venture in the book publishing sector. NewsStand will begin digitizing HarperCollins extensive front list and backlist immediately. The companies anticipate completing the digitization of more than 10,000 titles by the end of June 2006.

About HarperCollins Publishers

HarperCollins is one of the leading English-language publishers in the world and is a subsidiary of News Corporation (NYSE: NWS, NWS.A; ASX: NWS, NWSLV). Headquartered in New York, the company has publishing groups in the U.S., Canada, the U.K. and Australasia. Its publishing groups include the HarperCollins General Books Group, HarperCollins Childrens Books Group, Zondervan, HarperCollins UK, HarperCollins Canada, HarperCollins Australia/New Zealand and HarperCollins India. You can visit HarperCollins Publishers on the Internet at http://www.harpercollins.com.

About NewsStand, Inc.

NewsStand, Inc. is the leading digital partner for premier publishers of newspapers, magazines and other print media and is included in the eContent magazine list of Top 100 Companies for 2003. NewsStand's digital delivery solution makes it possible for subscribers to download via the Internet an entire publication in traditional print format that can be read offline or online on their computer. NewsStand not only offers an entirely new reading experience for the global community, but also creates innovative marketing opportunities for both publishers and advertisers. Currently, the company delivers and markets over 175 titles to paying customers in more than 120 countries.

NewsStand is a privately held company headquartered in Austin, Texas, with offices in Australia, Germany, New York City and the United Kingdom. Investors include Adams Capital Management, Noro-Moseley Partners, SSM Ventures and the New York Times Company. For more information on NewsStand, please visit www.newsstand.com.

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