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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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Project Gutenberg Founder on Google Book Search
The Wall Street Journal interviewed Michael Hart of the Project Gutenberg. Project Gutenberg is an effort to transcribe literary works which passed into the public domain to make them available for free online. Project Gutenberg was available long before Google Book Search (the former Google Print, or Project Ocean), and in the beginning didn’t use scanners at all but manually typed in all texts from the books in grassroots fashion with many volunteers. Michael says that about a year before announcing their Google Print, Google invited him to have a discussion, but were very business-oriented at that time... and soon, didn’t really want to continue the discussion and went to release Google Print on their own. Michael says, “It’s not that we don’t want to work with them. Google didn’t want to have anything to do with us. They want to do their own project. All of these places can legally use all of our books. If Google put up all of our books, that would be fine. I would have gladly worked with Google.”
Is Michael afraid that Google Book Search would doom Project Gutenberg?

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