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Jan 20 Release Final_ Released on Wire

Jan 20 Release Final_ Released on Wire

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06/14/2009

 
Press Contact:Peggy Ann Torney5W Public Relations212.584.4279 ptorney@5wpr.com
Barack Obama Inauguration Stories Published on President’s Day
 Authors, Entertainers and Citizens Sound Off  Jan 20 2009: True Stories, Real People, One Day
New York, NY – February 16, 2009
– WEbook (www.webook.com
 
), a Web-enabledcommunity-sourced publishing company, announced today the publication of Jan 202009: True Stories, Real People, One Day, an on-the-ground account of Barack Obama’sinauguration as the 44
th
president of the United States. The essay collection is availablebeginning President’s Day, February 16, which also falls in the heart of perhaps the mosthistoric Black History Month of our time.Jan 20 2009 is a commemorative collection of essays and accounts written by a mix of 58citizen journalists and a number of bestselling authors. Contributors include AmericanBook Award-winner and 2009 NAACP Image Award-winner Tananarive Due,Washington Wizards’ NBA player/poet Etan Thomas, Malinda Williams, a star of Showtime’s hit series Soul Food, a Ugandan journalist, a volunteer who spearheaded animportant, grassroots Obama campaign office in the critical state of Florida, and a 15-year-old high school student and star debater from Maryland.Jan 20 2009 is a collection of writing as immediate as the moment it chronicles—it ishistory written by the real people who make it. Leveraging the speed and agility of theinternet, the printed book is available less than a month after the inauguration, making itthe first published book capturing this historic moment in American history.“It’s just a wonderfully varied and poignant eyewitness chronicle of a watershed day inAmerican history,” said WEbook President Sue Heilbronner. “We were astonished to seethe breadth of the submissions; from high-school students to senior citizens, well-knownpeople to everyday people, Americans to Africans, Europeans and Central Americans--avariety representative of not just the American experience but the global spirit.”Jan 20 2009 is available now for $9.99 at WEbook.com(http://www.webook.com/Store/jan20-book ) and Amazon.com(http://www.amazon.com/Jan-20-2009-Stories-Inauguration/dp/1935003062/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1234565459&sr=8-1
 
) .

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