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    I'm pretty discouraged about the selection of books available on peanutpress.com and was wondering if there were better places to look electronic books for my Visor. Also the prices seem ridiculous.
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    Science Fiction

    http://www.fictionwise.com


    Books with no copyright (older than 100 years) or miscallaneous documents, etc... (constitution)

    http://www.memoware.com



    What are everyones favorite books to read on the visor?
    Blue Visor Deluxe ~ Clie T615 ~ Zire 71 ~ Treo 650 ~ Palm Centro
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    Palm's own ebook store.
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    If you're OK with audiobooks, Audible.com has a vast selection (20,000 plus titles). I suggest a subscription plan if you're interested; 2 books a month for $16 and 1 book and 1 subscription (public radio, WSJ, NY Times, etc.) for $13.

    Shameless plug: If you are interested, and if you mention my user name, we both get one month free of a subscription.
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    Originally posted by dampeoples
    Palm's own ebook store.
    That would be Peanut Press, from which I take a quote from the original post:

    I'm pretty discouraged about the selection of books available on peanutpress.com
    Blue Visor Deluxe ~ Clie T615 ~ Zire 71 ~ Treo 650 ~ Palm Centro
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    Originally posted by terrysalmi


    That would be Peanut Press, from which I take a quote from the original post:

    It's the best, in my opinion, that's what the title is:
    "e-books -- where's the best place"

    The rest i've seen are niche or microsoft reader oriented.
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    I totally agree with you. I just wanted to throw out that the original poster was not interested at all in Peanut Press...
    Blue Visor Deluxe ~ Clie T615 ~ Zire 71 ~ Treo 650 ~ Palm Centro
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    I was just trying to save him some trouble...
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    Try Renaissance E Books at http://www/renebook.com They are good. They have great service.

    T.
    expert = ex - a washed-uped has been, Spurt - a small drop that has a lot of pressure behind it.
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    Memoware.com is my top recommendation- a wide variety of documents optimized for PDAs. Even though it is now operated by Handmark, there is no obvious preference for their products- AND you can post stuff to them for others to share. They have great links, helps, and so forth as well.

    Fictionwise.com is really good as well. I really enjoy their selection and prices.

    Peanutpress/Palm's E-Books is a good site for a lot of things- but you have been there/done that.

    Amazon.com is now offering a few selections. Pretty sporadic, but as Amazon moves into that area it should get pretty good!

    There are hundreds of personal websites with e-texts, usually with a specific focus. Probably the easiest way to find most of them is to go to the webrings in Yahoo and search for rings that feature e-text, palm docs, etc. I can't locate the bookmark I had for the one I used the most- but I think it is bookmarked at memoware.com.

    The Guttenburg Project (also bookmarked at memoware- I LOVE that site!) is an attempt to make as many documents available in e-format as possible. They have a lot of stuff in plain text format, which Pilot Install will format to DOC on the fly. This is perhaps the biggest site- it is a bit harder to shop around in- but really easy to use if you are looking for anything specific. They also like submissions!
    Do what you can, with what you have, where you are at!
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    Memoware is also my top recommendation. If it is fiction you are looking for Memoware has a list of fiction sites. I would suggest also trying out Mobipocket. Much of what they offer costs, but they do have some good free stuff. You do need to use their free reader though.

    Leslie Franke
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    Originally posted by Scottks
    I'm pretty discouraged about the selection of books available on peanutpress.com and was wondering if there were better places to look electronic books for my Visor. Also the prices seem ridiculous.
    I agree --what's up with the exhorbitant prices of ebooks? Since an ebook is in binary code, why should it be offered at the same price as a print edition? Ebooks have no art covers, prepress fees, ink, paper, or shipping costs. (Even downloaded software is cheaper than boxed versions!)
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    Originally posted by javabird


    I agree --what's up with the exhorbitant prices of ebooks? Since an ebook is in binary code, why should it be offered at the same price as a print edition? Ebooks have no art covers, prepress fees, ink, paper, or shipping costs. (Even downloaded software is cheaper than boxed versions!)
    Well, why are CD's more expensive than tapes?

    I think that the e-book market is still so young and unfamiliar to most publishers, that they are afraid that cheaper prices will hurt print boook sales- their bread and butter.

    You can find an interesting discussion of this at the Baen Free Library (http://www.baen.com/library/), a site I found through... Memoware.com!
    Do what you can, with what you have, where you are at!
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    Hi,
    I have several free e-book selections on my
    web page in Doc, Plucker and TomeRaider format.
    You can also find some of my other ebooks at the
    following web sites:
    - Memoware.com
    - PalmGear.com
    - Freewarepalm.com

    I'm also the List Owner of pda-ebook mailing list -
    Yahoo! Groups. You can join, with you like?

    ByronC
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    I get all my favs @ www.logos.com

    Rod
    "Happy are they whose sins are forgiven, whose wrongs are pardoned"

    Romans 4:7
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    Originally posted by Veloslave
    I get all my favs @ www.logos.com

    Rod
    Hi,
    It doesn't look like Logos offer any eBooks for Palm devices?
    I could be wrong thought?

    ByronC
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    Musta forgot where I was posting

    That is where I get all my books for my "PC"

    Just now I remebered that we are dicussing "PDA's"

    I can drive, I'm fine really!

    "Happy are they whose sins are forgiven, whose wrongs are pardoned"

    Romans 4:7
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    Originally posted by Veloslave
    I get all my favs @ www.logos.com

    Rod
    Not bad- but for a wider selection of FREE Christian documents, books, Bibles, etc., you can go to Memoware or the Guttenburg Project.

    The PalmPilot E-Text Webring (http://u.webring.com/hub?ring=pilot_text. ) also has a lot of great sites just on specific subjects, like Christianity. The "Christian Classics Electronic Library (http://members.aol.com/PilotCCEL/), for example!
    Do what you can, with what you have, where you are at!
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    Now that was a very cool link, thanks a ton! If you come accross any more links like that for PDA, be sure to send them along with a big TIA!

    Thanks again and GOD bless!

    Rod
    "Happy are they whose sins are forgiven, whose wrongs are pardoned"

    Romans 4:7

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