Olympics journal available hours before the Closing Ceremony
RALEIGH, NC– August 25, 2008- Traditionally, the act of publishing could take months and sometimes even years causing authors and the public to miss out on capturing and reading about timely events. Oh, how the times have changed. On Lulu.com, the digital marketplace for creative content, you can have your book up and running in days, just ask veteran network broadcaster and author Mark Butler.
Yesterday, Butler’s new book, Beijing Journal: A Live Day-by-Day Account from Backstage at the 2008 Olympics became available to the world on Lulu.com, before the closing ceremonies even started. Usually, commemorative books like this aren’t able to be published until most people have long forgotten about the event. In fact, this may be the first time in history that any book-length account of the Olympics has become available to the public in virtually real time.
The last journal entry of Butler’s book is dated August 23, meaning that Lulu’s publishing process was completed in one day. Butler used a third-party publisher called Unlimited Publishing who then used Lulu to publish and print Beijing Journal. “We love the unique way Lulu lets us expand and improve material in a matter of minutes. For a fast-paced, real-time project like Butler's Beijing Journal, Lulu's technology is ideal.”
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