WHAT THEY SELL: e-books only on various subjects (price range--$8.95 to $16.95). The site also features free excerpts and free subscriptions to the E-book Excerpt via e-mail
WHAT FORMAT: PDF, executable file (.exe).
WHAT THEY SELL: a beta test site of Librius, the books2read Bookstore offers books, periodicals and newspapers. Librius provides free software for reading on handheld or desktop computers. First-time visitors can install the software before downloading
WHAT FORMAT: currently Palm OS and Windows CE computers are supported. Coming soon: reader software for MS Windows, EPOC/Symbian, Mac and Linux platforms.
WHO: www.booksamillion.com; call 800-201-3550 to order by phone
WHAT THEY SELL: printed books, magazines (over 2,000 titles), calendars
WHAT FORMAT: the site features discounts, bargains, reviews and the "millionaire's club," which, for an annual fee of $5, offers 10 percent off everything.
WHO: www.bookstore.com, "A clean and well-lighted place for books"
WHAT THEY SELL: printed books
WHAT FORMAT: Web site of the independent bookstore in San Francisco. In addition to selling books, the site offers links to the sites of other booksellers, listings of upcoming readings, book tours, etc.
WHO: www.borders.com, "Ten million books, CDs and videos"
WHAT THEY SELL: printed books, CDs, videos.
WHO: www.cascadepublishing.com (Cascade Mountain Publishing)
WHAT THEY SELL: printed and e-books
WHAT FORMAT: free e-book reader software with a purchase of an e-book; books are downloadable to be viewed on Windows 95 or 98, Mac, or any of the Palm Pilot devices, WinCE devices, Palm-size PCs or a Psion 5.
WHAT THEY SELL: Over 200 classic e-book titles. Average price is $14.95. Large print available
WHAT FORMAT: HTML.
WHO: www.ebookcentral.com, "Buy an E-book, Save a Tree!"
WHAT THEY SELL: e-books only in many categories; focus on health, philosophy and spirituality. Average price--$7.95 to $9.95
WHAT FORMAT: PDF. Free PDF previews available.