View Poll Results: What do you think about ebooks?

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  1.    #1  
    I found a great ebook site. It is called www.pdabookstore.com. I like to read tech material and they are the only site I have found with that type of content. They have other stuff too, like mystery, romance, business, etc. Check them out, great customer service.
  2. #2  
    Have you checked out Memoware ? I can't seem to reach it right now, but they had a decent tech section if I remember correctly.
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  3. #3  
    Fictionwise and Peanut Press are the two I most frequent.

    I am to to point where I don't plan on buying books printed on paper anymore. I really, really would rather read them on my Treo.
  4. #4  
    about 70 classic ebooks can be found here (ones you might have actually heard of).

    it seems that most were barrowed from project gutienberg, and i dont think all the links really go to the right book, but hey, might save you the time of converting them yourself.
    I love my Treo 90.
  5. #5  
    Originally posted by sowens
    Have you checked out Memoware ? I can't seem to reach it right now, but they had a decent tech section if I remember correctly.
    Hi,
    A lot of my eBooks is over at Memoware in several eBook formats.



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  6. #6  
    Originally posted by cpnmark@hotmail
    I found a great ebook site. It is called www.pdabookstore.com. I like to read tech material and they are the only site I have found with that type of content. They have other stuff too, like mystery, romance, business, etc. Check them out, great customer service.
    oh look, one post so far, and it's an ad for another site.
    I feel the need to spam this person into oblivion, who's with me?
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  7.    #7  
    I guess ST-321 must work for Fictionwise and Peanutpress since he only has 4 posts. Not all of us have as much free time as others. So I guess you need to quit your job, get a divorce, abondon the kids so you can have more time to post and not be accused of marketing a website.
  8. #8  
    Originally posted by cpnmark@hotmail
    I guess ST-321 must work for Fictionwise and Peanutpress since he only has 4 posts. Not all of us have as much free time as others. So I guess you need to quit your job, get a divorce, abondon the kids so you can have more time to post and not be accused of marketing a website.
    There have been several "users" who have appeared here once and only once, posted an ad for their site, and evaporated. That sort of thing gets under my skin, even tho I rarely come here anymore.

    Sorry. Offense was only intended if you were in fact like those people.
    As you can see from my avatar, I am often a bonehead.
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  9. #9  
    I just finished looking at the latest newsletter from Fictionwise and Palm Media. Is it just me or is the price of ebooks going through the roof. When I first started reading ebooks it seemed like the prices were very reasonable. There were some economies to not buy a paper book and still better than just borrowing from the library. But now I'm seeing more and more books priced well over $10.00. In fact $8-10 is almost a bargain any more.

    At the current pricing levels I guess its back to the library for me.
  10.    #10  
    I know fictionwise still has its $1 bargains, but Palm Digital is trying to make its mark in the "retail" ebook world selling Stephen King and the likes. PDABookstore seems to be in the middle (about $4-$6) not counting the tech and business books they have. I have been studying for my MCSE and have got a couple of their tech books and even $10-$15 is cheaper than a paper tech book at the local corner bookstore.

    btw- no hard feelings yorick
  11. #11  
    What I hate is you can't sell the book or really give it away (depending on what format it is) in 5 years you may not even be able to read it. they should be priced far lower because of it. though I think I prefeer reading on my Treo I think it is faster too. sure a lot more convienent.
  12. #12  


    The more we support the free sites like Memoware, Project Gutenberg (easy to convert the .txt with MakeDoc software), and other free sites and libraries

    And

    Do Not support commercial ebooks sites, the more we'll get the point across.

    Let's find and support all the free libraries we can.
  13.    #13  
    Some sites sell books without DRM and security, so you can loan them out. Fictionwise just started a library division. PDABookstore doesn't use DRM or security. As for Palm Digital, they are highly secure and can't be loaned out. I am all for maybe just supporting the non-DRM sites (fictionwise, memoware, pdabookstore, and the likes).

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