*** Special "U-Pdate" for May 15, 2001

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        *** BookZone & Unlimited Publishing
        *** Launch EDGE*UP

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        *** Searching for the Elusive eBook Market
        *** Who are the Players?  What Do They Really Want?

A thoughtful article by Doris Booth explores the difference
between vanity presses and legitimate independent publishing
services.  "It is a time for caution among serious writers,
publishers and agents as we all learn to distinguish between
great opportunity and great charade." 

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        *** U-Publish.com Receives Literary Resource Award

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pressed is an understatement."

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        *** Books dropped by MightyWords and iUniverse

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