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LA Times Publishes Its First E-book

LA Times staff writer Christopher Goffard has a new, notable badge of honor. He is the first reporter to see his article efforts spun off as an officially sanctioned e-book.

Available for 99 cents, A Nightmare Made Real expands the portrayal of various characters and the remarks of Louis Gonzalez III, a Las Vegas banker accused of a vicious 2008 assault on his ex-girlfriend. The child custody battle gone horribly wrong was initially reported by Goffard as a two-part series in June:

“E-books offer an exciting opportunity to take the Times‘ world-class journalism and present it as a different reading experience,” Times editor Russ Stanton said. “We’re excited to release titles that span our areas of expertise and can be easily and conveniently accessed.”

The first half of Goffard’s report began with a chilling account of how the unsuspecting Gonzalez III was arrested by police in front of his son’s Montessori preschool in Simi Valley. The Times says it plans to release eight to ten similar e-books in the coming year.

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