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Wal-Mart Joins e-Publishing Ballgame?
Just when I thought I had figured out which e-publishing platform I was going to use once I completed my manuscript the publishing industry has changed yet once again.  
My research of e-publishers resulted in the five largest retailers: Amazon, Apple iBooks, Nook Press, Google Play and Kobo. At the time, Kindle by Amazon rankinghighest on my list of e-publishing requirements.  After the newest announcement, its back to the drawing board for me.
#Walmart has partnered with Kobo to sell e-readers, e-books and audio books that will be available at its 4,000 stores later this year. According to #Publishers Weekly, Kobo marketplace 'holds nearly six million titles from thousands of publishers and hundreds of thousands of authors.'
The thought of my book ever getting read according to Kobo's title list is very daunting.  Walmart has changed and dominated the retail industry for the past several years.  With e-commerce slowly on the rise, the mi…