updated 10:30 am EST, Mon March 19, 2001
Palm has acquired peanutpress.com, an eBook publisher and distributor for handheld computers and has a special limited time promotion on Stephen King's upcoming Dreamcatcher eBook.
The deal includes a web-based storefront that includes
2,000 titles from most of the major U.S. publishing houses and the Peanut Reader, the company's eBook reader application that will be rebranded as the Palm Reader. Stephen King's latest novel, Dreamcatcher, will be introduced simultaneously as a Palm eBook and as a hardcover book on March 20 and will be available through March 23 for $15 in an introductory offer. The Palm Reader will ship with Palm's new m500 series handhelds along with along with two eBooks.