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One Million iPhone and iPod Touch Users Have Downloaded Stanza

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

Portland, OR – December 31, 2008 – Lexcycle, the company behind the most popular electronic book reader for the Apple iPhone and iPod Touch, today announced that more than one 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 is available in twelve different languages and the million users come from over 50 countries. Each day, between 40,000 and 60,000 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. Over 100,000 different eBooks are available with approximately half of them available for free.

Stanza has emerged 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. Stanza gets rave reviews from users for providing the ability to completely customize the reading experience from 20+ font types , nearly limitless font sizing, and a choice of over 125 background and text colors.

“We are extremely proud to have accomplished this milestone in the calendar year,” said Neelan Choksi, Lexcycle’s COO. “Our users love the convenience of being able to carry an entire library of books in their pockets or handbags. By concentrating on the user experience from discovery of content to acquisition of content to reading the content, we believe we have found a formula that resonates with users. We have accomplished a lot in 2008 and promise to continue to improve and innovate in 2009.”

Stanza for the Apple iPhone and iPod Touch is available as a free download from the iTunes App Store or from http://www.lexcycle.com. 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 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 www.lexcycle.com


Congrats on the Milestone

Congratulations guys on this milestone, use really deserved it! It was only a matter of time before this happened as the app itself is brilliant, I have been using this app soon after it's release and I still use it today, I wish I could say the same for some other apps! The reason I love this is because it's always required to read on the go, I don't own a Kindle and can't see myself ever getting one because of your app, just want to send my condolences on such great work!