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MightyWords and XML Expert Benoit Marchal Provide Digital Title with ABCs of XML

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SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 12, 2001 – MightyWords, the Internet's premier seller and distributor of unique digital content, today announced the availability of an exclusive new digital title by leading eXtensible Markup Language (XML) expert Benoit Marchal. The downloadable, printable work, titled "XML and the Enterprise for Managers," provides an easy-to-understand introduction to XML, a widely used but potentially confusing IT developer programming language. The 38-page title is available today for $12.95 from MightyWords and will be available soon via Mighty Network partners Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble.com and Fatbrain. Marchal is also using Mighty Network e-commerce fulfillment technology to power sales of the title from his own site, www.marchal.com. The title provides consumers and IT managers with clear answers to questions including: What is XML, why is XML important to the enterprise, and why should IT managers consider using XML? With answers to these basic but pertinent questions, managers may make educated decisions regarding the adoption of XML at their respective companies. "Because of the timeliness and importance of this subject to the IT community, it is important to distribute titles like these through an outlet that provides instant delivery," said Marchal. "Also, The Mighty Network of Web sites provides my work with an ideal audience of technical professionals who need immediate access to critical information that helps them make important decisions to better accomplish their goals." Chris MacAskill, chief executive officer of MightyWords, said, "Marchal is one of the world's most renowned authorities on XML. His work offers a clear and comprehensive introduction to XML and fits seamlessly within MightyWords' collection of technical and professional material. Now, IT managers and developers may immediately download and print Marchal's work, bypassing shipping expenses or time lag." Marchal's work joins close to 16,000 mid-length, compelling business and technical titles aggregated by MightyWords and distributed via The Mighty Network, a network of e-commerce leaders including Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble.com, Bitpipe, Desaware.com, Fatbrain, internet.com and WirelessAdvisor.com. Most MightyWords content, called eMatter, is 10 to 100 pages and may be downloaded and printed by the customer. Bestselling MightyWords eMatter is found in the business and technical categories and comes from top publishers, authors and experts in their fields. Marchal is an early adopter of the eMatter format. He wrote An Introduction to SGML, a 25-page digital title available via The Mighty Network. Marchal, a founding member of the XML/EDI Group and a member of the MightyWords Technology Advisory Board, is also the best selling author of XML by Example (Que, 1999) and Applied XML Solutions (Sams Professional Publishing, 2000). He will also deliver a companion piece XML Manipulation with Java for Programmers to be available in July.