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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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I Read Them
eBooks: Do People Really Read Them?
Granted, electronic books are cheaper and more easily accessed (with a few clicks of the computer mouse for download of appropriate software and book text), than are their hard- copy counterparts; I know that there are various eBOOK retail sites, springing up all over the Internet, providing extensive readings lists, along with hints that eBOOKS are the next big “thing” in publishing — BUT — my question is: Are there really people out there who read these books on PC screens and/or on the tiny screens of those small palm-held electronic devises? In that, I’ve noticed, on the NightWares’ discussion pages, there seems to be very little activity from readers who should — wouldn’t you think? — be fascinated by the prospect of having a one-on-one (albeit computer) dialogue with the authors?; although, the publisher insists that the majority of his books sell to the electronic-book market
While I read an awfully lot, I confess to having read only two electronic books in my lifetime, those being circuSex and BOND-SHATTERING, both written by yours-truly. And I found doing it, while staring at a computer screen, too downright trying, exhausting, eye-straining, and uncomfortable, especially compared to my curling up with the tactile pleasures of a bound book, seated before a warm fireplace, complete with crackling logs, comforter across my knees, an ice-bucket of cool white wine (and appropriate wine glass) within easy reach. Then again, maybe I’m out of sync with the present generation...

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