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News Release
26 Jun 2002
Artech House Publishers select Lightning Source for entry into eBook sector
Professional/Technical readers to benefit: Best-selling books available in more formats

LAVERGNE, TN and NORWOOD, MA. - Lightning Source Inc., the leading provider of digital content fulfillment solutions to the book industry, and Artech House Publishers, a leading publisher of high quality professional books for engineers and managers, announced today that, in addition to an already successful print-on-demand alliance, Lightning Source will enable Artech House to launch its new e-Book product offering.

Artech House, a subsidiary of Horizon House Publications Inc., specializes in publishing technical books in areas such as wireless communications, networking, defense electronics and computer security. Technical books published by Artech House have been added to the Lightning Source Digital Library for e-Book distribution and fulfillment. Artech recently launched its latest e-Book initiative with 50 of its top-selling Artech House titles, available for the first time in electronic format.

"We are pleased to be supporting Artech House Publishers with their newly launched e-Book initiative," said John R. Ingram, Chairman of Lightning Source Inc. "Lightning Source and Artech currently enjoy a successful print-on-demand arrangement, and the addition of our e-Book services is a success story for both companies. Artech and Lightning Source hold a single alliance that will accomplish a great many things for the book industry."

"Because of their expertise and track record, Lightning Source was the clear partner of choice for our recently launched e-Book program," said Jack Stone, Director of Marketing and Business Development, Artech House. "e-Books give Artech House a tremendous opportunity to offer our customers new flexibility in accessing and using the content of our books. It's really an exciting time for publishers, and we are pleased to offer our customers the new options available in the digital age."

The Artech House e-Book project is the latest initiative undertaken by the Lightning Source team to further enhance its industry leading e-Book solutions program.

ABOUT LIGHTNING SOURCE
Lightning Source Inc., a subsidiary of Ingram Industries Inc., provides a comprehensive suite of demand-driven publishing solutions for publishers. The company is revolutionizing the options available to the industry in the storage, management, and distribution of digital content. Lightning Source stores books and other information electronically and delivers them “on demand” in either traditional printed format or as e-Books in response to orders from booksellers, librarians, and publishers. Lightning Source has printed over 40,000,000 books for over 4,500 publishers around the world. For more information, visit our website at www.lightningsource.com
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