The New York Times has announced the launch of two publishing programs--New York Times short e-books co-published with the digital startup Byliner, and TimesFiles with Vook.
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In collaboration with Byliner, The Times will co-publish up to a dozen New York Times / Byliner Originals in the next year featuring narratives in areas in which The Times has reporting expertise including culture, sports, business, science and health. While sometimes growing out of related Times reporting, the titles will offer original content that is not available in the paper or on NYTimes.com. The Originals will range from 10,000 to 20,000 words in length and are designed to be read in one sitting.
"Snow Fall: The Avalanche at Tunnel Creek" by New York Times reporter John Branch, the first Times / Byliner Original, tells the story of skiers caught in an avalanche. It expands on an article that will publish in the December 17 paper. It will be available for purchase on Monday, December 17 at online retailers including Amazon.com (Kindle), Apple (iBooks), Barnes & Noble (NOOK), Byliner.com and NYTStore.com for $2.99.
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