April 6, 2005

Contact: Mordechai (Morty) Schiller
Phone: (718) 435-5058 * Fax: (718) 228-7828
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or Gil Student (800) 799-0815 * , mailto:Gil@YasharBooks.com


"Open Access Project" offers full text of "Israel Salanter: Religious-Ethical Thinker" online.

"Yashar Books is doing something bold..." writes Rabbi Jeffrey Saks, director of ATID, in "Lamed" news blog on Jewish education. "They're giving books away for free online. Their 'Open Access' project just uploaded the entire text of a new biography, Rabbi Israel Salanter: Religious- Ethical Thinker. Check it out."

Making good on its promise to offer full texts of books online, the Open Access Project -- http://www.yasharbooks.com/Open/ -- has made the full text of its $24.95 hardcover edition available for free download. Will that hurt sales? "We want people to share the ideas," says Gil Student, president of Yashar Books. "We are convinced that an open give and take of ideas will create the right atmosphere for more learning... and more book buying."

Yashar's Open Access calls on scholars, readers and thinkers everywhere to join as "Idea Ambassadors" and spread the word about The Open Access Project to friends and colleagues

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