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Old 09-30-2006, 10:04 AM   #31
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http://www.stockton.lib.ca.us/ebooks.htm
Has a nice list of ebook sources and includes things like a CliffNotes-like site also.
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Academic books - http://content.cdlib.org/search?sort...&rights=Public

Caution, formatting is an issue, work is required to clean them up - but an interesting selection.

A way to get the complete book at one shot is to go to the print view and snag it all. Otherwise you copy a chapter at a time.
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Old 10-02-2006, 06:01 PM   #33
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Good original and classic science fiction stories are archived at the recently departed SciFiction online magazine.

Also, Cory Doctorow has all his sf available at Craphound.

I haven't read the whole thread yet, so hope I haven't repeated anything.
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Old 10-09-2006, 12:52 PM   #34
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This thread has given me quite a number of new bookmarks, bringing my e-book bookmark count to 15! (Feel free to add mine to yours. )

It's good to see that there are actually so many sites offering e-books in various formats. It's like an ever-increasing boulder, poised at the edge of a cliff, waiting for an event (such as a popularly successful e-book reader, e-only author, or iTunes-like service) to send it over the edge and into the mainstream.
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Old 10-09-2006, 01:06 PM   #35
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Hey, Steve, do you plan to offer your work in a format that I can read on my Sony Reader?

The closest option I can see at the moment is running a file through convertLit or some such....
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Old 10-09-2006, 04:31 PM   #36
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I've heard the Sony reader will read PDF, so my books could be read on it right now. I also happen to be awaiting information from the Connect store regarding selling my books through them, which I assume will include information on their formatting.

Whether I sell through Connect may depend on their requirements regarding cost, DRM, rights, etc, so there's no telling if that will happen. But even if I cannot make a deal with Sony, I'm hoping I can convert my e-books to whatever formats they use.
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Old 10-09-2006, 04:39 PM   #37
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I've heard the Sony reader will read PDF, so my books could be read on it right now.
A5 PDF's are legible (barely), but not really readable on the Reader -- the display is just too small, unless the PDF in question can reflow the text.

On the other hand, PDF's sized in the neighborhood of 3.54" X 4.84" have been found to display quite nicely on the Reader.
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Old 10-10-2006, 01:28 PM   #38
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I always create tagged PDFs, which read fine on my handheld (my particular PPC has scrolling issues with PDFs, so I only use it for serious reading occasionally).

I haven't heard back from Sony yet about their preferred formats.
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Old 10-10-2006, 06:35 PM   #39
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Hey, Steve, I just downloaded The Onuissance Cells and tried it on the Reader. The font is pretty small (~4 pts), so I guess the current Reader software doesn't take advantage of tagging.

I'll play with it some more and see if I can get it to be more agreeable.
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Hmm... I'll have to look into that.

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Well, I double-checked, and the file is tagged. I know I can read tagged PDFs on my PPC and Adobe Reader 2.0. What version are you using?

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I have seen many stores or site for non-english sites
I saw for French www.numilog.net that offers a French section
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I found this nice list of eBook sources -

http://mashable.com/2007/11/12/publi...ebook-sources/




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I found this nice list of eBook sources -

http://mashable.com/2007/11/12/publi...ebook-sources/

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ebookstore?

I have found this site: www.ebookcrescent.com... although I had made my first purchase with wariness but their service was fast and polite. Is mobipocket format reliable? I used to read on my smartphone most of the time! hmm..mixed feelings about ebook.Thanks for the great info guys ..at least I have more choices now.
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