Broadens National Presence Through Service Agreements With Mid- And South-Atlantic College Bookstores

January 30, 2001, a first mover in digital and on-demand publishing for education and training, announced today that the Company has secured a series of service agreements with 14 college bookstores throughout the Mid- and South-Atlantic states, focusing on North Carolina and Virginia.

The service agreements establish as the vendor of customized textbooks and other materials for the campus bookstores of Duke University, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Lynchburg College, North Carolina Central University, Christopher Newport University, and Peace College, among others.

“We are happy to partner with such excellent bookstores, and to expand our marketing capacities throughout the Atlantic states”, explained CEO Morris Shepard. “Campus bookstores are ideal partners because they are already serving the professors who may opt to tailor their own customized teaching tools though our Company. At the same time, bookstores are able to offer their customers the flexibility of customized course materials, which enables educators to present their students with up-to-the-minute resources.”

About ( is a digital and online publisher of customized textbooks, coursepackets, and other educational materials for higher education, K-12, distance education, non-profit organizations, and corporate training. Since its inception in 1995, has published 7,000 individual customized textbook titles for more than 3,000 professors on 500 campuses, in addition to a dozen K-12 titles such as Breaking the Spanish Barrier and Trade Routes. Company shares have traded on the American Stock Exchange since April 5, 2000 (AMEX: BTC).

Certain of the statements in this news release are forward-looking statements. While these statements reflect the Company’s beliefs, they are subject to uncertainties and risks that could cause actual results to differ materially.

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