PDA Fiction

Thursday, September 18, 2003

Palm Digital Media Reduced Price Books

Here's a list from Palm Digital Media of books whose list price has just been reduced.

They are still not as cheap as the free books from Microsoft, but you might find some you actually want to read on Palm's list.

Sunday, September 14, 2003

Another Comparison of E Book Readers

If you are still wondering what's what in ebook readers, here's a nice comparison of several readers available for the PocketPC:

eBook Readers: A Comparison

The screen shots are helpful - but I didn't agree with the winner. I deleted UBook reader from my Axim after a few weeks.

Friday, September 12, 2003

This Week's Free Books from Microsoft

Microsoft Reader Free Books Posted 9/12/03 are a bit better than those posted last week.

Fatal Tide
by Iris Johansen

Slaughterhouse Five
by Kurt Vonnegut

One Nation Under Goods
by James J. Farrell

But whatever happened to that Tony Hillerman novel they were touting in June? Ah well, free is free.

Tuesday, September 09, 2003

Bad news For E Books

Barnes & Noble has announced that they will no longer sell ebooks


Dear eBook Customer,

As of September 9, 2003, Barnes & Noble.com will no longer sell eBooks.

If you are a Microsoft Reader customer, you will be able to download your eBooks for the next 90 days through your Microsoft Library.

If you are an Adobe eBook customer and have not yet downloaded your eBook, please remember you have 90 days from your date of purchase to complete the download via the email link you received.

After December 9, 2003, eBook titles that have not been downloaded to the appropriate Readers will no longer be accessible.

If you have questions related to your past eBook purchases, please send your inquiry to ebookquestions@book.com .

As always, we appreciate your patronage, and we regret any inconvenience this may cause you


Tuesday, September 02, 2003

A Very Nice Collection of E Books for the MS Reader

Abacci eBook offers a very nice collection, formatted for the Microsoft Reader -- all free, no DRM copy prevention schemes.

The books are mostly drawn from the University of Virginia's E Text Library

If you'd prefer to do the conversion yourself (perhaps to Palm Reader or some other format), take a look at the main Abacci Books Plain Text site instead: http://www.abacci.com/books/default.asp