iUniverse.com Names Doug Bennett President and COO

Former Macmillan Publishing President to Drive Growth and Day-to-Day

Operations for Leading Provider of Digital Content Technology and Services



Apr 25, 2001, 01:00 ET from iUniverse.com

    CAMPBELL, Calif., April 25 /PRNewswire/ -- iUniverse.com, a leader in
 digital content technology and services, announced today the appointment of
 Doug Bennett as president and chief operating officer. With more than 20 years
 of management, sales, and marketing experience in the publishing and
 technology industries, Bennett brings to iUniverse a proven track record of
 running profitable and successful publishing and technology companies. As
 President and COO, Bennett will oversee day-to-day operations for the company,
 including sales, marketing, product engineering and customer support
 functions.
     "Over the last 90 days, iUniverse has achieved several significant
 milestones, including the acquisition of Corporate University Exchange, a
 $21 million investment from Warburg Pincus, and major customer technology
 deployments including the Hungry Minds a la Carte web service," said
 Richard Tam, iUniverse founder and CEO. "I am pleased to continue this
 momentum with the appointment of Doug Bennett as president and COO. His broad
 experience will only accelerate our ability to transform the way customers
 maximize their return on digital content assets."
 
     About Bennett
     Most recently, Bennett served as CEO of EoExchange, Inc., a provider of
 search, monitor, and notification infrastructure used by leading online
 businesses, media companies, and global enterprises including Forbes.com, Red
 Herring.com and VerticalNet. In this role, Bennett was pivotal in managing the
 company's rapid growth from limited revenues to over $6 million in his first
 year. Previously, Bennett served as president of Macmillan USA, a $225 million
 unit of Pearson PLC, which was the largest computer book publisher in the
 world. As President, Bennett oversaw all day-to-day operations for Macmillan
 USA, including the computer book publishing, Internet and consumer-based
 software divisions of the company. Prior, Bennett served as president of
 Macmillan Digital, a $75 million division of Macmillan USA which included the
 consumer software, Internet and game strategy guide business units. Bennett
 holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration and Economics from Coe
 College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
     "There is tremendous opportunity to use technology for the conversion,
 storage, management, promotion and delivery of content," said Bennett.
 "Whether it's the writings of an individual or the content of a corporation,
 iUniverse stands to lead the charge in introducing new ways for authors,
 publishers and businesses to share their universe of information, in any
 format, at any time. I am pleased to tap my experience in the publishing and
 technology industries to help iUniverse continue to deliver on its vision and
 scale to the next level."
 
     iUniverse.com Milestones
     As the leader in print-on-demand technology, iUniverse technology platform
 has produced more published titles than any other provider. iUniverse
 continues to make significant strides in technology to empower content owners,
 boasting innovative programs with industry leaders including America Online,
 Hungry Minds Inc. (formerly IDG Books), Barnes & Noble and Publishers Group
 West, the largest distribution and marketing concern for independent
 publishers.
     iUniverse and Hungry Minds, Inc. recently introduced "Hungry Minds a la
 carte" -- a site where consumers can browse and compile individual chapters
 from selected books and have them delivered as a single custom book -- on a
 print-on-demand basis or in electronic form. Best-selling brands available on
 Hungry Minds a la carte include For Dummies, CliffsNotes, and Frommer's.
 Earlier this year, iUniverse acquired Corporate University Xchange. This union
 offers enterprise education providers a complete solution from corporate
 education and digital content strategy formulation to delivery and
 distribution of new content products.
 
     About iUniverse.com
     iUniverse.com is dedicated to offering authors, publishers and other
 content owners solutions to deliver and customize content on demand, in any
 format. As a leader in digital content technology and services, iUniverse has
 created a unique and advanced content infrastructure designed to facilitate
 the conversion, storage, management, promotion and delivery of intellectual
 capital and digital content. Earlier this year, iUniverse acquired Corporate
 University Xchange.  This union offers providers of corporate education and
 training new capabilities for packaging and marketing their intellectual
 content -- courseware, documents, workbooks and more to customers worldwide.
 iUniverse has a wide range of customer and partner relationships with industry
 leaders including Adobe, Barnes & Noble, Hungry Minds (formerly IDG Books),
 PricewaterhouseCoopers, and Publishers Group West. With more than
 300 employees worldwide, iUniverse maintains operations in Silicon Valley,
 California; Lincoln, Nebraska; New York; Seattle; and Shanghai, China.
 For more company news and information, visit www.iuniverse.com.
 
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    CAMPBELL, Calif., April 25 /PRNewswire/ -- iUniverse.com, a leader in
 digital content technology and services, announced today the appointment of
 Doug Bennett as president and chief operating officer. With more than 20 years
 of management, sales, and marketing experience in the publishing and
 technology industries, Bennett brings to iUniverse a proven track record of
 running profitable and successful publishing and technology companies. As
 President and COO, Bennett will oversee day-to-day operations for the company,
 including sales, marketing, product engineering and customer support
 functions.
     "Over the last 90 days, iUniverse has achieved several significant
 milestones, including the acquisition of Corporate University Exchange, a
 $21 million investment from Warburg Pincus, and major customer technology
 deployments including the Hungry Minds a la Carte web service," said
 Richard Tam, iUniverse founder and CEO. "I am pleased to continue this
 momentum with the appointment of Doug Bennett as president and COO. His broad
 experience will only accelerate our ability to transform the way customers
 maximize their return on digital content assets."
 
     About Bennett
     Most recently, Bennett served as CEO of EoExchange, Inc., a provider of
 search, monitor, and notification infrastructure used by leading online
 businesses, media companies, and global enterprises including Forbes.com, Red
 Herring.com and VerticalNet. In this role, Bennett was pivotal in managing the
 company's rapid growth from limited revenues to over $6 million in his first
 year. Previously, Bennett served as president of Macmillan USA, a $225 million
 unit of Pearson PLC, which was the largest computer book publisher in the
 world. As President, Bennett oversaw all day-to-day operations for Macmillan
 USA, including the computer book publishing, Internet and consumer-based
 software divisions of the company. Prior, Bennett served as president of
 Macmillan Digital, a $75 million division of Macmillan USA which included the
 consumer software, Internet and game strategy guide business units. Bennett
 holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration and Economics from Coe
 College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
     "There is tremendous opportunity to use technology for the conversion,
 storage, management, promotion and delivery of content," said Bennett.
 "Whether it's the writings of an individual or the content of a corporation,
 iUniverse stands to lead the charge in introducing new ways for authors,
 publishers and businesses to share their universe of information, in any
 format, at any time. I am pleased to tap my experience in the publishing and
 technology industries to help iUniverse continue to deliver on its vision and
 scale to the next level."
 
     iUniverse.com Milestones
     As the leader in print-on-demand technology, iUniverse technology platform
 has produced more published titles than any other provider. iUniverse
 continues to make significant strides in technology to empower content owners,
 boasting innovative programs with industry leaders including America Online,
 Hungry Minds Inc. (formerly IDG Books), Barnes & Noble and Publishers Group
 West, the largest distribution and marketing concern for independent
 publishers.
     iUniverse and Hungry Minds, Inc. recently introduced "Hungry Minds a la
 carte" -- a site where consumers can browse and compile individual chapters
 from selected books and have them delivered as a single custom book -- on a
 print-on-demand basis or in electronic form. Best-selling brands available on
 Hungry Minds a la carte include For Dummies, CliffsNotes, and Frommer's.
 Earlier this year, iUniverse acquired Corporate University Xchange. This union
 offers enterprise education providers a complete solution from corporate
 education and digital content strategy formulation to delivery and
 distribution of new content products.
 
     About iUniverse.com
     iUniverse.com is dedicated to offering authors, publishers and other
 content owners solutions to deliver and customize content on demand, in any
 format. As a leader in digital content technology and services, iUniverse has
 created a unique and advanced content infrastructure designed to facilitate
 the conversion, storage, management, promotion and delivery of intellectual
 capital and digital content. Earlier this year, iUniverse acquired Corporate
 University Xchange.  This union offers providers of corporate education and
 training new capabilities for packaging and marketing their intellectual
 content -- courseware, documents, workbooks and more to customers worldwide.
 iUniverse has a wide range of customer and partner relationships with industry
 leaders including Adobe, Barnes & Noble, Hungry Minds (formerly IDG Books),
 PricewaterhouseCoopers, and Publishers Group West. With more than
 300 employees worldwide, iUniverse maintains operations in Silicon Valley,
 California; Lincoln, Nebraska; New York; Seattle; and Shanghai, China.
 For more company news and information, visit www.iuniverse.com.
 
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