iUniverse Announces Hardcover Books Printed On-Demand

Posted on September 13, 2002

iUniverse, Inc., a provider of self-publishing services, has announced the addition of hardcover books to its author publishing programs. The new hardcover books include a durable cloth binding, embossed spine, and a full-color dust jacket. To promote the launch of its new service, iUniverse is offering a free hardcover edition to authors who publish with iUniverse during the month of September.

iUniverse is partnering with Lightning Source Inc. to produce the new hardcover books. Lightning Source and iUniverse have worked together since 1999.

"We are focused on providing the best possible services to our authors and we are pleased to introduce this new binding option for our customers," said Kimra Hawley, iUniverse's Chief Executive Officer. "The on-demand binding technology continues to mature and we think it is the ideal time to bring this new high-quality format to the market. iUniverse authors can publish their works in an attractive and memorable hardcover format in time for the upcoming gift-giving seasons."

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