All the World's a Fair and a Third of a Million eBooks are the Main Attraction

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DigitalPulp Publishing and the DPPstore are participating in the month-long World eBook Fair celebration now up and running through August 4, 2006.

DigitalPulp Publishing (http://www.digitalpulppublishing.com, DPP), a Southern California-based ePublishing and eBook distributing company is thrilled to participate in the World eBook Fair as a publisher, distributor and sponsor.

The month-long celebration marks the 35th anniversary of the first steps taken toward eBooks – when the United States’ Declaration of Independence was placed online as the first file available for downloading by Michael Hart, founder of Project Gutenberg.

The DPPstore (http://www.DPPstore.com), Project Gutenberg, the World eBook Library, and Baen Books are this year’s sponsors for the Fair. Between July 4 and August 4 everyone is invited to download the 1/3 of a million titles available – for free. Visit http://worldebookfair.com/.

“The fair began Tuesday (July 4), and already more than 1.5 million books have been downloaded,” said Gregory Newby, Gutenberg's volunteer CEO.

“It’s amazing!” adds Genene Miller Coté, co-founder and CEO of DigitalPulp Publishing. “We are very excited to be a part of this celebration and indebted to DPP’s authors and the independent presses (who distribute through the company’s eBookstore, (http://www.dppstore.com) who willingly contributed essays, excerpts of their books, and full manuscripts to make this event a success.”

Authors, self-publishers and independent presses that contributed their work to the World eBook Fair through DPP are A.J. Alise, Mari Atherton, John Bourne, Toni Brown, Lars Clausen, Jerry Countess, Ronda Del Boccio, Tracy Falbe, Fredric M. Ham, Lewis James, Bob McElwain, Ian McKinley, Harold Miller, Jennifer Mueller, Chrystal Ordonez, Kathy Pratt, Sondra Quinn, Lorene Robbins, Marilyn Ross, C.A. Scott and Alton Sears.

DigitalPulp Publishing publishes, promotes, and distributes eBooks. First-time authors can find a voice through DPPpub (http://www.DPPpub.com). Through DPPpress (http://www.DPPpress.com), self-publishers and independent presses who already have books in traditional print can utilize DPP’s services to create eBooks, and those who already have eBooks can gain a new channel for distribution in the DPPstore (http://www.DPPstore.com).

“I think there is a lot of unnecessary fear about eBooks,” says DPP critic Pat Palmer. “I hope the eBook Fair encourages current non-eBook readers to give eBooks a try.”

"For the new generation, e-books will be as natural to them as television is to us,” says Dan Brown (author of The Da Vinci Code). “eBooks are here. I believe they are here to stay. Welcome to the wonderful world of choice."

Check out DPP’s authors and thousands of other books at the World eBook Fair, http://worldebookfair.com/, July 4-August 4. It will be fun – and it’s free.

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