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Borders Now Charging Teachers $75 for the Privilege of Becoming Authors

Borders is launching a new program as part of the Teacher Appreciation Days this coming weekend.

It’s an expansion on the BORDERS – GET PUBLISHED program that Borders runs in cooperation with BookBrewer, a self publishing service. For a measly $75 a teacher can sell their eBook through the Borders eBook store as well as other major eBook retailers, and receive a complimentary paperback version of their book.

Note: aside from the complementary paperback, this deal can be found anywhere for free. Teachers can publish through Amazon, Smashwords, B&N, or Kobo at no cost to themselves. You really need to ask if the $75 fee is worth it.

On a related note, Borders seems to have gotten a little scatter-brained since the bankruptcy. The press release mentions two e-reader that Borders no longer sells. One is the original Kobo, which was discontinued months ago.

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