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Marty Moe			Tish Wagner
ebrary				ebrary
650-230-0752			770-725-0585
marty.moe@ebrary.com		tish.wagner@ebrary.com

Eight New Publishers Choose ebrary to Securely Distribute 
Business and Technology Content Online

October 7, 2002 - Mountain View, CA - ebrary� (www.ebrary.com), a leading
provider of information distribution and retrieval services, today
announced that AMACOM Books, American Enterprise Institute, Career Press,
CMP Books, Dearborn Trade Publishing, Idea Group, No Starch Press, and
Syngress Publishing will leverage its online services to securely
distribute hundreds of new titles in Business & Economics and Computers &
Technology to institutional markets.  The partnerships will benefit
publishers by presenting new revenue opportunities, while enabling
institutions such as libraries to augment their collections with
authoritative digital content.

"ebrary offers an exciting opportunity for us to grow our business while
at the same time providing a valuable service to libraries and other
institutions whose patrons now have an opportunity to find Dearborn titles
as a part of the ebrary database," said Cynthia A. Zigmund, Vice President
& Publisher, Dearborn Trade Publishing. "We are extremely pleased to be a
part of ebrary's innovative product offering, which finds new revenue in
the institutional market for our books."

More than 130 world-class academic, professional and trade publishers are
currently distributing over 15,000 books and other publications to
libraries and other institutions worldwide through ebrary.  The company's
database is particularly strong in Business & Economics (over 2,000
titles, 65% of which were published in 2000-2002) and Computers &
Technology (over 1,000 titles, 67% of which were published in 2000 -2002).  
ebrary also offers outstanding depth and currency in Social & Behavioral
Sciences, Humanities, Education, and many other academic subjects.  "We
are highly focused on expanding our collection in categories that provide
the best possible opportunities for both our publishing partners and
institutional customers," said Christopher Warnock, CEO of ebrary. "By
partnering with these eight leading publishers, we can enhance our
collection in several key areas. From business management and personal
finance, to application development and networking, ebrary's Business &
Computer lists will be positively impacted with the additions of hundreds
of new titles."

Distribution Service for Publishers

ebrary offers its publishing partners a range of online distribution
services for reaching institutional and other target markets.  Among other
options, publishers may (1) distribute content through ebrary and its
global network of resellers as part of the ebrarian� for Libraries
aggregation; (2) distribute "branded collections" to institutions through
ebrary and its resellers; (3) license ebrary's technology to distribute
content under their own brands using payment models that meet their
requirements; or (4) leverage a combination of the above distribution

Through partnerships with major library resellers such as Coutts Library
Services, covering the UK and Europe, iGroup, serving the Asia-Pacific, as
well as regional library networks in the U.S., ebrary provides its
publishing partners with efficient access to tens of thousands of
libraries and other institutional customers.

About AMACOM Books

AMACOM, the book publishing division of American Management Association,
delivers classic and innovative business solutions for crucial business
concerns. AMACOM's editorial mission is to help individuals increase their
skills and knowledge, improve organizational performance, and illuminate
vital business issues.

About The American Enterprise Institute

The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research is dedicated
to preserving and strengthening the foundations of freedom-limited
government, private enterprise, vital cultural and political institutions,
and a strong foreign policy and national defense-through scholarly
research, open debate, and publications. AEI issues a range of
publications in economics and trade; social welfare; government tax,
spending, regulatory, and legal policies; U.S. politics; international
affairs; and U.S. defense and foreign policies.

About Dearborn Trade Publishing

One of the nation's leading business publishers, Dearborn Trade
Publishing, a Kaplan Company, publishes approximately 50 new titles each
year, with a focus on personal finance and investing, management and
entrepreneurship, sales and marketing, and real estate.

About Career Press

Career Press was founded in 1985 as a niche publisher of targeted career
directories. Now, 17 years later, Career Press boasts an active,
strong-selling backlist of nearly 300 titles spanning careers, personal
finance, business management, study skills, and leisure pursuits. Career
Press publishes general non-fiction that addresses real, practical human
needs. Its useful, accessible, "how-to" books reach a broad market of
average Americans - people grappling with universal issues relating to
job-hunting, career management, education, money, and personal goals.

About CMP Books

CMP Media is a leading high-technology business-to-business multimedia
company that provides essential information and integrated marketing
services to technology professionals worldwide. Its CMP Books division
publishes books across technology fields, including telecommunications and
call center management; web and e-business development; embedded systems
and programming; and digital video, AutoCAD and gaming.

About Idea Group

Idea Group Inc. (IGI) is an innovative international publishing company,
founded in 1987, specialized in information science, technology and
management books, journals and teaching cases. Through its three imprints,
Idea Group Publishing, IRM Press, and Information Science Publishing, IGI
produces high- quality research and professional publications aimed at
aiding information science and technology professionals in keeping up with
emerging innovations, technologies, and managerial techniques, allowing
them to achieve greater strategic utilization and management of technology
in their organizations.

About No Starch Press

San Francisco based No Starch Press, Inc. is an independent publishing
company producing readable, information-packed computer books on topics
such as Open Source, Web development, computer security, programming
tools, and alternative operating systems.

About Syngress Publishing

Headquartered in Rockland, MA, Syngress Publishing is an independent
publisher of print and electronic reference materials for Information
Technology professionals seeking skill enhancement and career advancement.  
Distributed throughout Europe, Asia, South America, and the U.S., Syngress
titles have been translated into six languages and have sold more than
1,500,000 copies in the last two years.

About ebrary

ebrary is a leading provider of information distribution and retrieval
services. The company's customizable ebrarian solution combines powerful
software with more than 15,000 copyright-protected books, periodicals,
reports, and other online documents provided by more than 130 of the
world's leading publishers. The ebrarian solution enables libraries,
institutions and other organizations to give their users access to
authoritative materials and customizable research tools that allow them to
automatically access additional materials, biographical information, maps,
translations, definitions and more when words or phrases are selected.  
ebrary's publishing partners benefit from new sales and marketing
opportunities on the Internet. ebrary is privately held and is funded by
Random House Ventures LLC, Pearson plc and The McGraw-Hill Companies. For
more information, visit www.ebrary.com.

ebrary and ebrarian are trademarks of ebrary, Inc.