'Escape Routes' delivered through e-mail
By Vicki Viotti
Advertiser Staff Writer
Reading matter has come through the e-mail pipeline for a long time. A more recent development: Some of it might even qualify as literature.
You can get a free, chapter-by-chapter electronic version of "Escape Routes."
This is not the first time books have been marketed through free electronic versions. Even Plough released an earlier Arnold title through Web download. However, said publisher spokesman Sam Hine, "a few people had trouble with the downloading process ... e-mail is something everyone is comfortable with and is more convenient to pass along."
And, following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, author and New Yorker Arnold dispatched an e-mail invitation for those "grappling with shock, loneliness, or fear" due to the crisis to contact him by e-mail, of course: JCA@plough.com.