Investigating ebook technology and other digital 'contents' for PDA, especially Pocket PC (...and iPod)
(updated April 4, 04)
multi formats one stop
shopping site, include non fiction and exclusive short fictions.
the best free ebook site in several
3. PeanutPress, award winning ebook store
for PDA, friendly DRM solutions.
eSummaries that deliver wisdom. Perfect for PDA users.
5. eBookAd, many indies label are here
Univ. of Virginia
Library, Free ebooks
7. FreeeLiterature dot com,
classics for free
8. Memoware, free documents from
ESSPC, great place to
start your collection (Free)
10.The Online Book Page,
from U.Penn. new
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Dirty Little Secrets
Killing The Buddha
The Get With the Program! Guide to Fast Food and Family Restaurants
Star Trek Series
Angels and Demons
Holly Bible NIV ed.
Da Vinci Code
Letters to Penthouse XIX
Letters to Penthouse XVIII
7 Keys to Weight Loss Freedom
Against All Enemies
eBook Mail List/Newsgroup:
Pocket PC Links:
iPod Links: new
Pocket PC eBooks Watch - eBook and beyond
CEO of a top 10 book publisher writes about e-books
He has gone on record now via the web with a very non-traditional opinion from a publisher. In particular, he even says "While most publishers will admit that reference content is better accessed on the computer, almost all believe that the traditional non-fiction book or novel will never be replaced with a digital equivalent. I say, 'baloney.' It's coming. The sooner publishing executives get their collective heads out of the sand and face the future, the better prepared they will be to meet it." I couldn't agree more.Read the whole article and visit his blog via the link at MobileRead.
About the Sony e-book reader he asks whether it might be the iPod for books. There is definitely content coming. "Jane Friedman, CEO of HarperCollins, says she plans to digitize her entire catalog and make it available through Sony’s online store. This will happen as soon as HarperCollins finishes negotiating royalty rates with authors."
With regard to that new Sony product, he reminds us that "Even if this doesn’t become the device that I predicted in my first post on this topic, this is definitely a story to watch. I think we are seeing the convergence of multiple interests that will eventually result in the right device. Again, traditional books will not disappear any time soon, but a shift is coming. Count on it—and get ready."
With regard to the iRex device, he says "In my opinion, this is still a long way from 'the tipping point.' However, this is the third such device I have seen in the last two weeks. I think this reflects an acceleration in this kind of hardware development. It will likely take several more attempts, but eventually someone will get it right. It’s only a matter of time."
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