TouchSmart Publishing Presented at the Hamilton County Business Center SoundingBoard Forum

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TouchSmart Publishing presented an update of the company's product development programs at the Hamilton County Business Center (HCBC) SoundingBoard Forum in Cincinnati on Thursday, October 7, 2004, at 8:30 a.m. EDT.

TouchSmart Publishing presented an update of the company's product development programs at the Hamilton County Business Center (HCBC) SoundingBoard Forum in Cincinnati on Thursday, October 7, 2004, at 8:30 a.m. EDT. TouchSmart Publishing’s president, Jason Barkeloo, conducted the presentation.

The presentation covered TouchSmart Publishing's expected portfolio of touch user interface (TUI) platforms, including related products such as the BookTracker surveillance tool.

Additional discussion points surrounded the prescriptive publishing model for K-12 education. This concept seeks to create a 'one-book, one student' distribution model that is contrasted with the traditional education publishing model of 'one-book, all-students'.

The demonstration illustrated how TouchSmart Publishing is poised to bridge the digital divide and be the only complete No Child Left Behind (NCLB) compliant textbook in the world. Further, these textbooks will also meet the National Instructional Materials Accessibility Standard (NIMAS) adopted by the U.S. Federal Department of Education in July 2004.

For further information, please contact TouchSmart Publishing at 513.225.8765 or visit TouchSmart's website at http://www.touchsmart.net.

About TouchSmart Publishing, LLC.

TouchSmart Publishing is developmental-stage company poised to distribute touch-sensitive wireless textbooks to K-12 math, science, and special education needs students. The Company's mission is to create and distribute exciting and easy-to-use interactive textbooks that connect to digital content by using touch user interface (TUI) technology that allows a student to touch pages in a book that wireless connect to digital content.

TouchSmart Publishing expects to be a bridge over the digital divide for more students, regardless of learning style, special needs or socioeconomic position, than are current connected. As a result, TouchSmart Publishing is the only complete No Child Left Behind (NCLB) solution poised to meet the National Instructional Materials Accessibility Standard (NIMAS).

For more information, please visit the TouchSmart Publishing web site at http://www.touchsmart.net.

About the Hamilton County Business Center (HCBC) SoundingBoard.

The "SoundingBoard" program provides aspiring entrepreneurs the opportunity to receive coaching from seasoned entrepreneurs or assistance providers as they prepare their business/strategic plan. The entrepreneur then has the opportunity to present the plan to a panel of 4 to 8 subject matter experts who will provide feedback on the plan. The subject matter experts include: angels, seed capital funds, venture capitalists, accountants, lawyers, intellectual property specialists, seasoned entrepreneurs, business assistance providers, management and marketing specialists, university entrepreneurship specialists and representatives from pillar companies. The entrepreneurs are given the opportunity to network with the panelists and audience after the presentations. For more information please visit the HCBC website at http://www.cincysoundingboard.com.

Contact:

TouchSmart Publishing

Jason Barkeloo, 513.225.8765

HCBC

Patrick Longo, 513.631.8292

Source: TouchSmart Publishing

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