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TOP 10 ebook sites
(updated April 4, 04)
1. FictionWise,
multi formats one stop shopping site, include non fiction and exclusive short fictions.
2. BlackMask, the best free ebook site in several formats.
3. PeanutPress, award winning ebook store for PDA, friendly DRM solutions.
4. Execubook, eSummaries that deliver wisdom. Perfect for PDA users.
5. eBookAd, many indies label are here
6. Univ. of Virginia Library, Free ebooks
7. FreeeLiterature dot com, classics for free
8. Memoware, free documents from volunteers.

9. ESSPC, great place to start your collection (Free)
10.The Online Book Page, from U.Penn.

5 Recommended eBooks from my ebook shelf
(April 04)
(email me for 10% off coupon)

1. Don't Know Much About History
2. Dirty Little Secrets
3. Killing The Buddha
4. The Get With the Program! Guide to Fast Food and Family Restaurants
5. Flirt Coach

Pocket PC eBooks
Bestseller List
(Jan-Mar 04)

1. Star Trek Series
2. Angels and Demons
3. Holly Bible NIV ed.
4. The Da Vinci Code
5. Deception Points
6. Letters to Penthouse XIX
7. Letters to Penthouse XVIII
8. Resolutions
9. 7 Keys to Weight Loss Freedom
10. Against All Enemies


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Distributed Proofing site goes through the roof
By David Moynihan
A WEBSERVER ENDURES Slashdotting and the publishing industry trembles. Two years after launching his Distributed Proofreaders site, Charles Franks, a programmer from Las Vegas, hit the traffic jackpot, shattering records for pages done, increasing his sites' users five-fold, and editing nearly 100 books, all in a wild weekend.
So what is DP? It's a website whose sole purpose is to generate cleanly edited public domain ASCII texts for Project Gutenberg. Franks and a few other experienced volunteers scan in the books via a $3,500 sheet-fed gadget, enter raw OCR'd text into a database along with images of each page. Visitors to Charles' site then edit the text to correspond exactly with the page image, saving the corrections before moving on to additional files. In a second round of proofing, the original edits are double-checked by another person for misses.
At DP, you don't commit to proofing an entire book, just editing one page at a time, though there's a ranking system for who's done the most. When all pages are complete, the experienced volunteer combines them into one large file, sending the completed work to Gutenberg's main internet server; shortly thereafter, the book files are replicated to literally hundreds of mirror sites across the globe.

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