Quamut shuts down

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Quamut, Barnes a how-to site, has been quietly shut down by its parent company Barnes & Noble.

The site previously featured simple instructional pieces ranging from professionally made how-to-guides and user-created wikis about all subjects. It was launched March 24, 2008.

The 1,685 guides from the site however, will still be available for sale at Barnes & Noble’s online store as digital downloads, and at brick-and-mortar stores as laminated paper reference guides. The prices range from from $2.95 to $5.95 depending on its format.

The wikis are no longer available.

No comment from Barnes & Noble is heard yet and there’s still no word on whether the company will still invest in the creation of more guides.

Source: http://news.cnet.com/8301-17939_109-9902186-2.html