I have not had any success with reaching him. I sure hope it's not the end of the road for the site.
It had even made the USA Today hot web sites list... http://www.usatoday.com/tech/webguid...8-hotsites.htm
But you can still find the Harvard Classics and the Shelf of Fiction content online at http://www.bartleby.com/hc/
in regular web form.