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RosettaBooks Publishes First Self-Destructing E-Book

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RosettaBooks Publishes First Self-Destructing E-Book

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RosettaBooks, LLC has announced that it's offering Agatha Christie's classic mystery And Then There Were None in a special time-based permit edition. Released in conjunction with network publishing software provider Adobe Systems, Inc. and digital distribution services provider Reciprocal, Inc., the e-book is available for download at http://www.rosettabooks.com in a promotional "$1 for 10 hours of reading" campaign. Once downloaded, the ebook can be read for 10 hours, after which the book's time-based permit will expire and the content will no longer be available. According to the announcement, the publication of the self-destructing e-book demonstrates technology that could revolutionize the publishing industry and help jump-start the nascent e-book market.

Reciprocal will process the financial transaction and issue a digital permit enabling the reader to access the title via the Adobe Acrobat eBook Reader. A reader can access the e-book as often as desired for a cumulative total of 10 hours-more than enough time to read the 275-page mystery, according to the announcement. After 10 hours, the reader has the option of renewing it or purchasing a "permanent" electronic edition for $4. …

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