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Lexcycle’s Stanza Surpasses 500,000 User Milestone

Adoption of Popular Electronic Book Reader for iPhone and iPod Touch Continues to Soar

Portland, OR – November 12, 2008 – Lexcycle, the company behind the most popular electronic book reader for the Apple iPhone and iPod Touch, today announced that more than half a million users have downloaded Stanza since the Apple App Store opened in mid-July. Stanza owes its explosive growth to the exceptional reading experience it provides with customizable formatting, searching, library management, and over-the-air book downloads on demand.

Stanza has become a must-have application for iPhone users, often appearing as a featured application in publications such as Forbes, Time Magazine, the New York Times, and Wired. The current version of Stanza is available in twelve different languages and has users in more than 50 countries. Each day, over 40,000 books are downloaded wirelessly from Stanza’s Online Catalog, which offers a wide range of free books and periodical content from a variety of sources in more than 20 languages.

As the clear leader of eBook readers for the iPhone and iPod Touch worldwide, Lexcycle’s Stanza is transforming the rapidly growing electronic book industry by focusing on the user experience. With an average 4.5 stars out of a possible 5 stars, Stanza gets rave reviews from users for providing the ability to completely customize the reading experience from font type and size to background and text colors.

“This has been a ground-breaking year for eBooks, since we now have the technology to turn the potential of electronic reading into a reality. With a half a million users in just four months, we are proud to be a part of that reality,” said Marc Prud’hommeaux, Lexcycle’s CEO. “Our users love the convenience of being able to carry an entire library of books in their pockets. We’ve worked hard to provide a great user experience, and we want to thank our users for helping us pass this important milestone.”

Availability
Stanza for the Apple iPhone and iPod Touch is available today as a free download from the App Store and from iTunes. Stanza Desktop, the companion program for Mac OS X and Windows that allows users to share their own books with Stanza iPhone and iPod Touch, is currently in beta and can be downloaded from http://www.lexcycle.com.

About Lexcycle and Stanza
Lexcycle strives to bring the digital reading revolution to readers around the world. With over 500,000 users in 50 countries, Lexcycle’s Stanza is the highest rated and most popular electronic book reader for the Apple iPhone and iPod Touch.