Last time we checked, business partners (and Memphians) Richard Billings and Will Phillips Jr. were fine-tuning Screwpulp
. The idea behind the online startup: matching new e-books with new readers to benefit both writers and audience. And now, Billings has checked in to announce that in just over three months, the Screwpulp site has already published 60 books and earned 930 users. As he pointed out in a recent email, "This is significant because Smashwords, who is second only to Amazon in self-published e-book sales, only published 140 books in their first year." Billings was also writing to announce that Screwpulp is introducing what he calls "a new in-browser reading experience," which will make a purchased book easier to read on a tablet or other mobile device.