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'NY Times' Launches Two E-Publishing Ventures

For its "first real foray into ebook publishing," The New York Times is partnering with "e-singles startup Byliner" and "publishing platform Vook," writes Laura Hazard Owen.  The first New York Times/Byliner Originals -- up to a dozen are expected for next year -- will be “Snow Fall: The Avalanche at Tunnel Creek," by John Branch, a longer version of an article set to run in the Dec. 17 paper, priced at $2.99.Twenty-five of the product available through Vook -- TimesFiles, a selection of articles "assembled into compelling narratives about a particular topic or event,”  according to the company -- will be available next week.

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