10/18/2010 01:51 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

eBook Confusion: When Is A Book Not A Book?

The line between what we call a "book" and something that's just a really long chunk of published text--what you might call the "not quite a book" category--continues to blur in the electronic publishing world. In one of the latest examples, Borders (BGP) has joined forces with a service called Bookbrewer to provide a simple service that allows bloggers or anyone else with an idea to publish what is effectively an e-book and get it distributed through all the major e-book platforms. In a similar move, Amazon (AMZN) this week launched its Kindle Singles program, which is also designed for publishing less-than-book-length writing online.

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