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Biblio.com and IOBA strike data deal


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ASHEVILLE, NC - June 9, 2005 - Biblio.com, one of the world's largest suppliers of used, rare, and out-of-print books, announced today that they will be developing a new database for The Independent Online Booksellers Association (IOBA) members to list their titles for sale on the IOBAbooks.com web site.

Biblio.com will be providing programming and support to IOBA for a new back-end system to manage the book listings and e-commerce on www.iobabooks.com. The web site is a service that IOBA currently provides to its members to create an online marketplace that perpetuates the organization's mission. By providing new technology for the service, Biblio.com will be extending its capabilities and future flexibility.

The Independent Online Booksellers Association (IOBA) is dedicated to maintaining and enforcing high ethical and professional standards for their member booksellers, including a Code of Ethics and promoting trust between customers and booksellers by providing a safe online environment for the purchase and sale of books.

Biblio.com continues to grow sales for the booksellers that list with them with ever increasing web site traffic, and new strategic partnerships through the OCLC, and Australian partner, BiblioQuest International.

"We are thrilled to be entering this arrangement with Biblio. The IOBA board set out to find a company that had the capabilities to meet our needs and offer high quality service, and Biblio represents this. Our member dealers will have a convenient, technologically sophisticated arena to sell their books in. Buyers will know that each seller is committed to a high level of customer service, ethical practice, and stands behind their product. It's a win for both seller and consumer" said David Friedman, the current president of IOBA.

"Our new project with IOBA continues to reinforce Biblio's commitment to the quality of the independent bookselling industry," said Brendan Sherar, President and CEO of Biblio.com, Inc. "Our custom software is designed with the infrastructure to serve the online bookselling and book buying community across multiple channels."



Independent Online Booksellers Association (IOBA)

IOBA is a member based association representing the needs of on-line booksellers. It was formed 6 years ago. IOBA has developed a code of ethics for member sellers; issues an online Journal for book community (the Standard), has developed widely accepted standards for grading and describing books, and provides educational resources for the "on-line" book community. The IOBA website is www.ioba.org.

Biblio.com

Biblio.com Inc. is now one of the leading sources for used, rare, out-of-print, and hard-to-find books in the world. With the launch of their online services in February 2003, Biblio.com entered a market dominated by several major companies, as well as more than a dozen smaller competitors. With substantial growth in the last two years, Biblio.com has gone from a fledgling company to becoming the third largest site of its kind in the world. Biblio.com currently offers 20 million titles from 2850 independent booksellers in 24 countries.

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