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Copia Continues Global Expansion and Partners With Australian Publishers Association 
Partnership To Provided Customized Branded Solutions For Over 2000 Independent Booksellers

New York, NY, March 9, 2012  –  Copia Interactive, LLC, creator of one of the largest, independent, full-featured digital content platforms – announced its partnership with the Australian Publishers Association (APA) and Thorpe-Bowker to equip Australia's booksellers and their customers with a competitive suite of top-flight eBook and eReader services under the APA's "TitlePage" brand.  As a result, independent bookstores in Australia no longer have to struggle to compete with the resources and technologies of large, global competitors in the eBook marketplace. 

The Copia platform is fast becoming the choice media platform for leading companies and organizations around the world.  In addition to the TheCopia.com, Copia powers the eBook platform for Submarino, the number one ecommerce company in Brazil, as well as the eBook platform for over 900 independent college bookstores in the USA.  Numerous other projects in the United States, South America, Europe and Asia are scheduled for release later this year as well. 

Utilizing Copia's technology, the APA will provide differentiating white label solutions for each independent bookseller, providing each store or chain of stores the ability to effortlessly create their own completely localized content, commerce and community based experience. Copia's Australian experience will include features such as a digital bookstore with a vast content catalog, note taking and sharing, group chat, online book clubs, library comparison, activity feeds, unique self-publishing tools, user recommendations, a proprietary community value system, and more. Copia users enjoy a singular, wholly shareable on-line experience — all their media, all their friends, all in one application. 

In addition to the portal based experience, Copia will be providing the APA with localized applications for multiple devices including desktop readers, iPad, Win7-Touch, Android tablets, and the Blackberry Playbook, allowing users to decide which device best suits their needs.

 "Our market is in the unique position where our bookstores comprise a large portion of the marketplace. We are glad to partner with Copia as our official eBook partner to bring such a powerful platform to our booksellers," said Ross Gibb, Managing Director of Macmillan Australia.

 "We are excited to partner with the APA and Bowker to bring Copia's capabilities to this exciting and vibrant market," said Andrew Lowinger, CEO of Copia Interactive, LLC. "As we have demonstrated in other geographies, the best defense for tier-one brands to protect their market is through strong partnerships. Copia is thrilled to have been chosen by the APA for this important mission."

About Copia Interactive
Copia (www.thecopia.com) unites content, community, collaboration, and commerce in a single software platform to deliver multi-genre digital media across an array of computing, mobile, personal entertainment, and eReading devices. With Copia, users engage more deeply with content and community through an innovative, rich, and unified interface — all their media, all their friends, all in one application. Copia also provides highly customized, co-branded, white-label solutions through its "Powered by Copia" program.

The Copia platform is developed by Copia Interactive, LLC — a portfolio company of DMC Capital Funding, LLC (www.dmccapitalfunding.com), the venture capital arm of the DMC group of companies. The DMC group comprises top enterprise and consumer technology companies with a heritage that spans more than 50 years' investing in, developing, manufacturing, and distributing market-leading consumer-electronics products.

About the APA
The Australian Publishers Association (APA) is the peak industry body for Australian book, journal and electronic publishers. Established in 1948, the association is an advocate for all Australian publishers: large or small; commercial or non-profit; academic or popular; locally or overseas owned.

Over the years the APA has grown into an organisation of considerable influence. From modest beginnings and a membership of twenty, the Association now has over 216 members and represents 91% of the industry.

About Bowker
Bowker is the world's leading provider of bibliographic information management solutions designed to help publishers, booksellers, and libraries better serve their customers. The company is focused on developing various tools and products that make books easier for people to discover, evaluate, order, and experience, as well as providing services to publishers that help them better understand and meet the interests of readers worldwide. Bowker is a member of the ProQuest family of companies and is headquartered in New Providence, N.J., with additional operations in England and Australia.

Matthew Barlow, Vice President Business Development, Australasia