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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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AllofMP3's downtime worked out as effective advertising
The most common way a website promotes itself is through the use of advertising. However, when a very popular website runs into legal issues or goes down for a few days, this leads consumers to the belief that it has been shutdown and thus the news about this goes widespread. Well, according to the Register, this seems to be just what happened with the controversial Russian music download store AllofMP3.com.
Just recently, the Russian authorities seized several of the AllofMP3 servers and then all the sudden the website went down with a basic message saying it is down for maintenance. After a few days, this lead people to believe that they were ordered to shut down and thus there was widespread news about this downtime just before the website came back up again. While this downtime meant an inconvenience for its customers and lost sales during those few days, it also doubled up as effective advertising for the site, since statistics by Alexia shows that traffic to the website has over doubled from around 600 per million to around 1,300 per million; exceeeding that of even Napster.
Unlike DRM based music services like iTunes, Napster, Yahoo and so on, AllofMP3 allows its customers to purchase music encoded in a choice of a wide range of audio codecs, with some songs offered up to CD quality. However, unlike other music services, they charge by the Megabyte and only appear to pay royalty charges for "broadcasting" the music instead of by the song, since they are relying on a loophole in the weak Russian copyright law.

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