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Here’s an excerpt from the press release Smashwords sent me today.

Smashwords … today announced that Dan Poynter, author of the best-selling Dan Poynter’s Self-Publishing Manual, now in its 30th year of continuous publication, has selected Smashwords as the first digital publisher for the book’s much anticipated sequel, the Self-Publishing Manual Volume 2. …
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The book is priced at $7.97 and is available now in multiple DRM-free ebook formats …. The first ten percent of the book can be read as a free sample. The book is also available for immediate sampling and purchase for the over one million iPhone and iPod Touch users of the Stanza e-reading app from the Smashwords Stanza store.

Stanza, Smashwords, eReader, iPhone, Kindle, Sony, and many others – all words we wouldn’t have heard much about a year ago. It seems to me, though I may be too close to the subject, that e-books are beginning to pick up a life of their own. I even got a call from Advertising Age last night. They were looking into the marketing aspects of e-books. A year ago who would have thought ….

 
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