PublishingOnline.com and SoftBook Partner

Posted on August 27, 1999

PublishingOnline announced that it has established an agreement with SoftBook Press to be a premier publishing partner. PublishingOnline.com will sell its fiction and non-fiction book titles exclusively through the PublishingOnline.com website and SoftBook Press's SoftBookStore.

The agreement also covers distribution of the SoftBook Reader through the PublishingOnline.com website. Special packages will include the SoftBook Reader bundled with selected PublishingOnline.com titles. Additionally, SoftBook Press will co-sponsor PublishingOnline.com's North American Fiction Writers Awards which includes a $10,000 first prize to promote quality writing and digital books. The top six authors will also receive SoftBook Readers.

"Our goal has always been to provide as many book titles as possible to the reading public in quality electronic formats that are easy to use. The SoftBook Reader is an exceptional reading device," said Paul Knight, PublishingOnline.com CEO.
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