March 3rd, 2004

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Borders offers Print on Demand

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/03/01/technology/01pod.html?pagewanted=print&position=

March 1, 2004


Got a Book in You? More Companies Than Ever Are Willing to Get It Out
By GAYLE FELDMAN





ince September, the nation's second-largest bookseller, Borders Group, has quietly been conducting an experiment in six Philadelphia-area stores, not as a bookseller, but as a publisher.


"It's easy to publish your own book!" the "Borders Personal Publishing" leaflets proclaim. Pay $4.99. Take home a kit. Send in your manuscript and $199. A month or so later, presto. Ten paperback copies of your novel, memoir or cookbook arrive.


Fork over $499, and you can get the upscale "Professional Publication" option. Your book gets an International Standard Book Number, publishing's equivalent of an ID number and is made available on Borders.com, and the Philadelphia store makes space on its shelves for five copies.

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Haier XQB40-F Portable 8.8-Pound Pulsator Washing System

Haier XQB40-F Portable 8.8-Pound Pulsator Washing System

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B0000AYKNU//ref=pd_sbs_k_1/103-7803514-8757432?v=glance&s=kitchen&vi=reviews



From the Manufacturer
The complete line of Haier Laundry Products provides styles and features for everyone. These features include ultra-quiet operation, stainless steel tub, self-locking door, water saver, water level options, self-cleaning lint filter, delay start option, load balance system, and much, much more. Haier’s Laundry category is engineered and constructed with the consumer’s needs and desires in mind.

Features:

8.8 lbs. Capacity
Pulsator Washing System
3 Wash Cycles - Normal, Heavy and Wash Only
Gentle and Standard Wash Selector
3 Water Level Selections - Low, Med and High
Cold, Warm & Hot Water Compatible
Fabric Softener Dispenser
Removable Lint Filter
Quick Connect Sink Adapter
Heavy Duty Casters Included