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Publishers Choose Print-on-Demand Technology from CreateSpace and Amazon Europe to Make Books Available to Customers Internationally Print-on-Demand Technology Allows Publishers to Provide their Entire Selection Economically to Customers on, and

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Oct. 14, 2009 – CreateSpace, part of the group of companies, today announced agreements with several international publishers who are using print-on-demand technology to distribute content in the U.S. market on and other channels. More than 100 international publishers are now participating in the program, including Rayo, a Spanish-language imprint of HarperCollins (United States); Cengage LATAM (Mexico); Publidisa (Spain); Taylor & Francis and Oxford University Press (U.K.); New Horizon Media (India); Les Edition des Plaines (Canada); Higher Education Press and AsiaWorld (China); (Egypt); and a significant selection from Springer Science+Business Media, LLC (International).

Amazon Europe also announced agreements with publishers – including Germany's Langenscheidt and Bibliographisches Institut and the U.K.'s Cambridge University Press and Faber & Faber – to make content more accessible to customers shopping on and

These publishers are using print-on-demand technology to keep their titles continuously "in stock" on, and for millions of customers interested in foreign language and international books.

"Amazon has long provided publishers with a platform to effectively market their foreign language and international books to millions of potential customers," said Russell Grandinetti, vice president of books, Amazon. "Customers now have access to an even greater selection of works from notable international publishers, with in-stock availability and eligibility for any of our shipping options, through print-on-demand."

Print-on-demand's inventory-free model ensures in-stock availability without the challenges of shipping and maintaining physical inventories around the globe. It eliminates risks for publishers associated with international shipping, including long lead times and replenishing inventory from overseas.

"Utilizing CreateSpace's print-on-demand program as part of our global supply chain solution allows us to ensure in-stock availability to Amazon customers," said Dennis Weiss, senior vice president, sales, U.S. and Latin America, Taylor & Francis. "Books originating in the U.K. have a long lead time to replenish in the U.S., and being out of stock means lost sales. CreateSpace enables 24-hour delivery of our books to Amazon customers, keeping us virtually ‘in stock' and minimizing the risk of lost sales. Shipping fewer books from the U.K. to the U.S. also lowers considerably shipping and logistics costs from our supply chain."

For more information about print-on-demand for publishers via CreateSpace, please visit or e-mail For more information about Amazon Europe print-on-demand programs in the U.K., please e-mail For more information about print-on-demand through Amazon Europe in Germany, please visit or e-mail

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About CreateSpace
CreateSpace is a brand of On-Demand Publishing LLC, a subsidiary of, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN). A leader in manufacture on demand services for independent creative content owners, CreateSpace was originally founded as CustomFlix Labs, Inc. in 2002 and acquired by, Inc. in 2005. The company's mission is to connect its members to a worldwide audience through multiple channels, including CreateSpace provides inventory-free, physical distribution of Books, CDs and DVDs on-Demand, music downloads via Amazon MP3 and video downloads via Amazon Video On Demand.

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