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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 Verdict:
MSN Music Falls Just Short of iTunes' High Marks
Purchasing a song requires providing a credit card number and setting up a user account on Microsoft's Passport identity service. Not seeing any clear reason why my Hotmail password (that Web-mail service also requires a Passport login) should unlock my credit card, I set up a different Passport account for this store.
But the comparison was much tougher when I auditioned versions of Miles Davis's "So What" purchased off iTunes and MSN Music. In repeated listening, I couldn't pick a clear winner -- although, when played over good speakers, both lacked a tiny bit of the original CD version's depth.
I won't knock MSN for not being iPod-compatible; Apple has chosen not to support other stores' download formats, and there's little Microsoft can do about it. But I will knock MSN Music for not offering the elementary ability to print out CD covers, as iTunes does.
You can also play downloads in older versions of Windows Media Player, but you lose some usage rights -- the seven-burn limit is absolute, not a minimum, and applies to tracks instead of playlists.

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