5 October 2005

new online publishing project delivers short stories and essays ...

BOOKSELLER TURNS PUBLISHER

As the costs of individual papers in course packs seems to rise each semester, it will be interesting to see how Amazon's new "Amazon Shorts" venture fares. The bookseller's new online publishing project delivers short stories and essays by well-know authors to readers for $0.49 each. And purchasers can save and print the pieces "forever." Categories include biography and memoirs, fiction, mystery and thrillers, nonfiction, science, and science fiction and fantasy. While the selection is limited for now, if Amazon Shorts is successful, it could provide an inexpensive way to augment course materials. For more details, go to http://www.amazon.com/shorts/.

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