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Two Million Users and 12 Million Book Downloads Later, Stanza Turns 1

SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 13, 2009-- Lexcycle today announced that more than 2 million users have downloaded Stanza, the popular electronic book reader application for the Apple iPhone and iPod touch, since it was launched one year ago. Stanza’s award-winning reading experience, which features customizable formatting, searching, library management and over-the-air book downloads on demand, has led to more than 12 million book downloads.

“These milestones highlight that many people are quite comfortable reading full length books via Stanza on their iPhones and iPod touch. From commercial titles by Stephenie Meyer and Dan Brown to public domain titles by F. Scott Fitzgerald and H.G. Wells, we are thrilled to learn that Stanza has been partially responsible for a lot of people reading more in the past year than they have in years prior to that,” said Neelan Choksi, CEO of Lexcycle. “We want to thank Stanza users for their support over the past year.”

Stanza, which was named the best free app of 2008 by 148Apps.com, continues its success as it becomes a year old today. Over the past 12 months, customers from around the world have praised Stanza’s access to books in more than 20 languages, a massive selection of commercial and public domain titles across all genres, wireless downloads of content from Stanza’s Online Catalog, and completely customizable reading experience.

Lexcycle, the company that developed Stanza, was acquired by Amazon.com in April 2009.

Availability

Stanza for the Apple iPhone and iPod touch is available as a free download from the iTunes App Store at http://itunes.com/apps/stanza. Stanza Desktop, the companion program for Mac OS X and Windows, 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 two million users in 60 countries, the award winning Lexcycle Stanza is the one of the leading electronic book readers for the Apple iPhone and iPod touch. To learn more, visit www.lexcycle.com

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