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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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The Future is Dark
The Future of Book History Research
The greatest difficulty for book historical research is inadequate sources. Publisher archives disappear through the years. Private collectors, libraries, and archives are now on the lookout for all kinds of collections in order to help preserve author's papers and publisher's archives. Librarian Ed Vermue's article includes some history related to NuvoMedia.
"Junk? The great modern enemy of future book historical research may very well be the devastating combination of publisher apathy and the incredible ease of hitting the "Delete" key. In this age of mass publishing, I fear that the survival of publishing records are ironically in their period of greatest peril. We should be very concerned about the survival of non-paper based materials such as magnetic tape, film, optical discs, etc., with which we are awash in this brave new digital age. In particular I am concerned about magnetically encoded e-mail, HTML files, and eBook content that can quickly become unreadable, altered, or lost altogether. The pace of change is stunning. The first eBook readers were introduced only about 4 years ago, yet they are several generations obsolete already.
Electronic records will survive only if those in the present era commit to either transferring their records to paper, or employ a workable, automated scheme to store them securely in electronic form. This latter option is no easy route since it entails a labour intensive commitment to either maintain the current software and hardware technology needed to access electronic records, or the refreshing and/or migrating of data with as little formatting constraint as possible, to whatever new storage technology that comes along. Who's going to care enough to do that? It's not enough for scholars, archivists and librarians to appreciate this, people in the publishing industry must appreciate it as well."
PPC eBooks Watch: think about if the future of all ebooks are using DRM5, non copyable, non searchable, research will be a nightmare!

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