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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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Money Talks
How Does The Mobile Devices Division in Microsoft Stack Up?
About once a quarter, I'll post the financial results of one of the Pocket PCs competitors, usually Palm. It is easy to do because Palm is a stand alone company. Microsoft, on the other hand, is more of a big conglomerate of technology items. Picking the Pocket PC performance out of that can be like trying to highlight just the letter "i" with your stylus.
The Mobile Devices division of Microsoft is generating more quarterly revenue than PalmSource, even more so when you consider PalmSource has non-OS revenue from ebook sales, though I don't know what that number is. Now, according to a CNET article the Mobile Device division lost $33M on that $17M in sales. Contrast that to the $6M PalmSource lost on $15M in sales. Again, it isn't totally apples to apples here for several reasons.

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