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Leading Short Run Printers Join netLibrary in Global Print Solution

Press release from the issuing company

BOULDER, CO – February 7, 2001 – netLibrary Inc., a leading provider of eBooks and Internet-based content and collection management services, today announced the launch of the Global Print SolutionTM, a short-run digital printing service that allows publishers to make their content available to a secure network of quality digital book manufacturers. The service allows publishers to increase the number of titles they consider for short-run printing by decreasing costs associated with title conversion and print procurement. The combination of eBooks and short-run printing enables publishers to better manage overall costs and forecasts. netLibrary has signed agreements with premier short-run printers in North America, including Bookmobile, Dehart's Printing Service, Edwards Brothers, Integrated Book Technology (IBT) and Matrix Digital Printing. netLibrary has also signed agreements with leading international printers including Antony Rowe and Basingstoke Press in the United Kingdom, dBooks in Australia and Silkbook.com in Hong Kong and Taiwan. "Global Print SolutionTM gives publishers the most effective and efficient short run solution available in the market today," commented Rob Kaufman, netLibrary President and CEO. "We continue to listen to our publisher partners who have asked us to come up with offerings that lead technologically, yet minimize risks to profitability."