NEWSSTAND
Press Release - August 29, 2006    
 
Contact: For NewsStand, Inc.:
Michele Chaboudy, 512-334-5141,
E-mail: michelec@newsstand.com
  For LibreDigital:
Craig A. Miller, 512-334-5100
E-mail: information@libredigital.com
LibreDigital Warehouse Service Delivers Breakthrough for Book Publishers
Consumers Can Browse and Search Books from Leading Authors, Online, while Publishers Control Access Permissions, Copyrights, and Internet Distribution

AUSTIN, TX - August 29, 2006 - LibreDigital, a new division of NewsStand, Inc., today announced it has launched the first service that allows book publishers to digitally capture and deliver controlled book content online. The new LibreDigital Warehouse service enables leading publishers, such as HarperCollins Publishers, to quickly and easily bring top titles to the web, where consumers can search the entire content of a book and preview a percentage of its text and illustrations. This book publishing milestone is made possible using the ASP-based LibreDigital Warehouse solution, a one-stop-shop for publishers looking to simplify the complexities of Internet distribution and partner management, while providing secure, controlled online content to help sell books to millions of consumers.


The ability for people to easily search an entire books content and preview chapters online before they buy it, brings the experience of traditional casual book shopping to the Web, said Brian Murray, Group President, HarperCollins Publishers. We believe LibreDigitals service is an important tool for helping our authors, distributors and independent booksellers better market and sell titles on the Web, while giving us control over the permissions and presentation quality of copyrighted material.


The unique LibreDigital Warehouse service enables book publishers to display valuable content online in a high-quality, highly-searchable format, while maintaining tight controls over digital rights and permissions. As part of the service, LibreDigital can securely and easily digitize book content, make the content viewable on websites anywhere in the world, and directly interface with search engines and online booksellers. Features offered by LibreDigital include content digitization, asset ingest, automated tagging, digital rights management, digital content display, search, and page view control.


After digitizing a books content using LibreDigital technology, publishers can provide their distributors and consumers a way to search and virtually preview book content online. For publishers, the new service offers a better way to meet the increasing digital demands of Internet consumers, while also helping book sellers of all sizes to improve their book marketing capabilities and protect the valuable copyrighted works of todays leading authors.


The world of bringing book content online is here to stay, said Craig A. Miller, General Manager of LibreDigital. The work were doing today is a big step in helping the industry find a balance between making book content easily accessible, while ensuring that literary copyrights of authors are adequately protected.

About LibreDigital

LibreDigital, a Division of NewsStand, Inc. LibreDigital, a division of NewsStand, Inc., offers book publishers and their partners a fast, secure and high-quality service to deliver searchable book content on the Internet, while protecting authors and publishers rights to their copyrighted works. LibreDigital is the exclusive provider of digital warehouse services to HarperCollins Publishers. For more information, please visit www.libredigital.com.

About NewsStand, Inc.

NewsStand, Inc. is the leading digital partner for premier publishers of newspapers, magazines and books and is one of eContent Magazines Top 100 Companies. Currently, the company delivers digital content and delivery solutions to over 200 magazine and newspaper titles as well as book publishers in more than 120 countries. NewsStand is a privately held company headquartered in Austin, Texas, with offices in New York City Germany, and the United Kingdom. Investors include Adams Capital Management, Noro-Moseley Partners and the New York Times Company.

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