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1stBooks Library To Distribute in UK

Announces Alliance With Lightning Source UK Ltd.For Print and Distribution Throughout Great Britain
1stBooks Library, a leading provider of print-on-demand and e-book publishing services, announced that it has finalized an agreement with Lightning Source UK Ltd. to print and distribute all 1stBooks titles within the United Kingdom. Lightning Source already provides print and distribution to 1stBooks in the United States. The announcement was made by Robert McCormack, Chief Operating Officer of 1stBooks.

"We are looking forward to the new opportunities that this agreement provides," said Mr. McCormack. "Our evolving relationship with Lightning Source truly exemplifies the steady growth that 1stBooks has been experiencing. To be able to have all 1stBooks titles available to the British reading public is very rewarding."

"Our alliance with Lightning Source serves to enhance our ongoing commitment to the 1stBooks family of authors," added Mr. McCormack. "We can now deliver to our writers, an international distribution channel for their books, reaching English-speaking regions well beyond the borders of the United States." "We are pleased that our current alliance with 1stBooks Library for print and distribution of titles has been extended globally," said Lightning Source Inc.SM, President and CEO Ed Marino. "While the UK has less than half the population of the US, the UK publishes 30 percent more books each year, creating a great environment for high-quality print-on-demand. I am confident that the Lightning distribution channels paired with the breadth and quality of the 1st Books catalog will be successful in the UK market."

Lightning Source digitally stores 1stBooks titles, which upon request, are printed and shipped within 24-48 hours. 1stBooks titles will be available in Britain through Bertram's as well as other partners in the Lightning distribution network. . . PRESS CONTACT: Brian Downey The Steven Style Group New York City, NY t) 212.465.1290 f) 212.465.1299 email: