Peanut Press to Make Books Available on Palm Computing Platform

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Electronic publisher Peanut Press, LLC has announced that popular contemporary fiction and nonfiction books straight from publisher frontlists will be available for reading on the 3Com Palm Computing platform beginning this fall. Through a Web-based storefront, the more than 2 million existing PalmPilot computer users will he able to download hundreds of newly published and reprinted books in a secure electronic format, according to the company.

Additionally, the company has announced an alliance with Tor Books/St. Martin's Press. Peanut Press also has formed alliances with such houses as trade publisher Council Oak Books. self-help publisher Aslan Publishing, and mystery publisher Intrigue Press.

"We're certainly interested in a variety of publishing, which frees us from some of the traditional industry overheads," said Patrick Nielsen Hayden, senior editor and manager of science fiction for Tor Books.

"We're thrilled to be the first to deliver top-notch books to the millions of people looking for additional ways to use their Palm Computing platform products and enjoy quality leisure-time reading anytime, anywhere." said Peanut Press co-founder, Jeff Strobel, "Because our books are securely encrypted for use on individual machines, we continue to attract prestigious publishers and, therefore, we'll be adding new titles regularly. …