|Amazon Offers Short Stories for 49 Cents|
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Mon, 22 Aug 2005 10:01:40 -0500
On-line book store Amazon.com,, in what could be a literary equivalent|
of snacking, is now selling short stories, and even alternate chapters
or single scenes from novels, for 49 cents each.
"Amazon Shorts," on sale from Monday, have no printed editions and are
"Amazon Shorts will help authors find new readers and help readers
Publishers have always had a hard time selling and marketing the
Customers can now find Amazon Shorts from accomplished authors, such
No digital rights management software is needed to download and read
Customers have three options for reading a piece:
-- View now: Takes customers to a Web page to read or print out the
-- Download: Initiates the download of a PDF file.
-- E-mail: Sends the entire Amazon Short in a plain-text message to
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