January 1-15, 2005 Edition

Sterling Publishing

to Provide Content

for DIY Cable Network

NEW YORK, NY/12/18/04—Sterling Publishing Company, owned by Barnes & Noble since January 2003, and the cable network, DIY (Do It Yourself), have signed a deal to produce a series of television programs based on eight Sterling’s book titles per year. Subjects will include gardening and home improvement. The programs should begin airing in late 2005.

In January 2003, Sterling Publishing Co., Inc., was acquired by America’s largest bookstore retailer, Barnes & Noble.

Sterling Publishing Co., Inc., is today one of the world’s leading publishers of nonfiction titles with more than 5,000 books in print. Among its bestselling titles are Biggest Riddle Book in the World, The Illustrated Dream Dictionary, and Windows on the World Complete Wine Course. Subject categories in which the company excels include puzzles and games, crafts, gardening, woodworking, health, and children’s books.