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Old 05-19-2005, 09:23 AM   #16
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PDA 24/7 is reporting today that Powells sells ebooks also. Palm Reader, Adobe, and MS Reader formats are available.
I just tried Powells for ebooks for the first time, since I already had an account with them and it was a good purchase experience. You do get a virtual bookshelf for your ebook titles so you can redownload them if you need to. I bought a PalmReader book and I think they said there was a limit of 20 downloads of that title from my shelf, but that is more than enough for backup purposes.

I will buy more from them because they have some very good prices on many encrypted ebooks - often better than the other ebooksellers. Powells, being a p-bookseller too has some clout with the publishers and may be able to leverage that into a better price for ebooks.

I hope to try Diesel eBooks next.
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There's a 1src thread (great site for forums!) which has some sources of ebooks.

And pdf/MobiPocket DRMd books at www.ebooks.com is mentioned separately.

Also in another 1src thread, an offer from JavaBird can be found described as follows:
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I just received this promo email from PaperbackDigital, and thought others might be interested. They have Audio books and Mobipocket ebooks (I have not purchased anything from them, so I'm not able to offer a review):

"Special Offer -- Free Books. For the rest of the summer, inside every regular newsletter, we'll be offering a free title (ebook or audio) to our regular newsletter subscribers. So subscribe to our regular weekly newsletter, and get free books -- with no strings attached."
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Another nice list of free ebooks and audio books is at TuxMobil.
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Old 09-16-2005, 08:34 PM   #19
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Trying to keep this list updated as much as possible...
Here's some free tech books, no catch.
http://www.freetechbooks.com/ from Brian's post
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Old 10-14-2005, 09:26 PM   #20
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And another site I hadn't seen before... http://esspc-ebooks.com/default.htm
It's mostly .lit MS Reader files, but some modern books.
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Old 10-17-2005, 10:17 AM   #21
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In some cases they do - since they get the file directly from the author. But older ones (like Robert E. Howard, for example) there are no electronic versions (well, no legal ones at least).
Look carefully and you'll find that the most problematic books come from two publishers.

Rosetta as a few real atrocities in their collection; I bought "Restaurant at the End of the Universe" and wanted a refund almost instantly. Very obvious OCR errors all over the place, some of which a simple spell checker would have caught.

Renaissance is the other big culprit. One ebook I bought had all the paragraphs center-aligned. Every. Single. One. Another had a lot of embedded hyphens in the middle of words - left over from the OCR scan where a line break had occured, I'm guessing.

I complained about this in my review of the eb1150, and it is one of the things that can kill acceptance of electronic books.

Major publishers, otoh, I have not seen this issue with. The Del Rey editions of Robert E Howard's works, for instance, have looked good so far.
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Old 11-26-2005, 09:33 AM   #22
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Another source of free ebooks is the Online Books Page, which includes Gutenberg book links. See more at http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...3376#post23376
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I have an E-Book site at:

www.electronic-books.co.uk

Some of the stuff is pretty old, though others are pretty good!
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Old 12-26-2005, 03:03 AM   #24
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Another pay site is SimonSays, at http://www.simonsays.com

They publish mainly in LIT, PDF and sometimes eReader DOC, and a few of their books seem cheaper than eReader or Fictionwise. I'm still exploring the site.
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Old 04-19-2006, 05:51 PM   #25
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There's another nice list of e-book sources developing now in this thread with an iLiad perspective...
http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=7390

By the way, we now have a MobileRead Wiki. If anyone has some interest and a little creativity, please feel free to bring some of this great info about e-book sources into the wiki so that everyone can get to it easily. It works just like Wikipedia, is simple to learn, and we greatly appreciate any and all our community Wiki contributers!
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Not a huge selection, but it does seem to be growing - http://creativecommons.org/
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Old 08-23-2006, 12:15 AM   #29
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Legal (Baen allows nonprofit sharing of the cd's) Baen books from the cd's included in some hc's (currently 9, with 2 more to come in 2007). I do not know if the link was previously posted but it's very useful (not to be confused with the Baen free library, here there are full series to the given point of publication)

http://baencd.thefifthimperium.com/

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