Extra! Extra! Peanut Press to offer WSJ and Fast Company

In an Internet Age version of the daily paper landing on doorsteps across the country, peanutpress.com, the handheld division of eBook provider netLibrary, today announced that it will deliver top stories and popular columns each weekday from The Wall Str
The combined product, known as the netLibrary Business Compendium, is available by subscription through peanutpress.com for $8.49 per month or $24.95 per quarter ($21.95 per quarter during a pre-Memorial Day offer).

Included in peanutpress.com downloads of The Wall Street Journal content include Page One, Editorials, Arts & Leisure, and Tech Center. Sections from Fast Company, a magazine about work and life in the new economy, include New Ways of Working, The Digital Domain, Careers, and New Logic of Competition.

Each weekday morning, a file containing peanutpress.com download of The Wall Street Journal will be sent to subscribers' e-mail inboxes. Subscribers then transfer the file to their Palm OS devices through Palm's HotSync(r) cradle. The same process will take place each month for Fast Company downloads. peanutpress.com editions of newspaper and magazine articles are fully searchable and allow bookmarking, highlighting, and annotations.

"The advantage of the netLibrary Business Compendium is that you don't have to be online to receive the major news stories of the day," said netLibrary Vice President of Market Development, Micheal Segroves. "peanutpress.com lets you carry several eBooks, all of your addresses and date book entries, and now newspaper and magazine content in your shirt pocket."

In an effort to foster adoption and use of eBooks among a greater number of consumers across the Internet, netLibrary recently acquired peanutpress.com , uniting two of the most prominent names in the eBook marketplace. Since being founded in August 1998, netLibrary has established relationships with numerous publishers to build an extensive collection of digital titles for sale to academic, corporate, and public libraries, as well as to consumers through the netLibrary website.

peanutpress.com, also founded in 1998, has approached publishers in a fashion similar to netLibrary, but has pursued a consumer-direct business model, allowing eBook enthusiasts to purchase digital titles from the peanutpress.com website and download those titles to their handheld devices for convenient, portable reading.


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