Stanza Named Best Free App During 2008 Best App Ever Awards

Announced During 2009 MacWorld Conference & Expo, Stanza Wins Award Earned through Open Public Voting

San Francisco, CA – January 7, 2009 – Lexcycle Stanza, the most popular electronic book reader for the Apple iPhone and iPod Touch, was named the Best Free or Ad Supported App. Sponsored by, the 2008 Best App Ever Awards was the inaugural competition honoring the best iPhone apps and games released in the iTunes App Store in 2008.

Nominees for each category were determined both by nominees submitted on the Best App Ever site and from a nomination committee, comprising of well-known bloggers and iPhone app developers. The members of the nomination committee can be found at Nearly 100,000 votes were cast during the week long voting period between December 31st and January 6th.

"We were honored to be named the 2008 Best Free App through an open vote of iPhone users," commented Lexcycle's Chief Operating Officer Neelan Choksi. "Especially given the popularity and quality of the other nominees, we are particularly proud of this achievement. Thanks to our readers who voted for us and to for sponsoring this competition."

2008 Winner Best App Ever

Stanza for the Apple iPhone and iPod Touch is available as a free download from the iTunes App Store or from 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

About Lexcycle and Stanza
Lexcycle is a private company that strives to bring the digital reading revolution to readers around the world. With over one million users in 50 countries, the award winning Lexcycle Stanza is the most popular electronic book reader for the Apple iPhone and iPod Touch. To learn more, visit