WHAT THEY SELL: e-books only, including both their own and other publishers. Topics include science and engineering, finance, and health
WHAT FORMAT: CD-ROM or downloadable for viewing with Mathcad software available from Mathsoft.
WHO: http://tale.com (Mind's Eye Fiction)
WHAT THEY SELL: e-books in various categories. Read the first part for free, then either choose to pay to subscribe and read the rest, or read the rest for free, but with ad banners displayed
WHAT FORMAT: HTML, ASCII, OEB, AportisDoc.
WHAT THEY SELL: netLibrary provides access to more than 9,700 trade, scholarly, academic and reference e-books. The company has agreements with more than 100 publishers, including Harvard Business Press, ABC-CLIO, Cambridge University Press, Columbia University Press, Marcel Dekker, Houghton Mifflin, The McGraw-Hill Companies, The MIT Press, O'Reilly and Associates, and Oxford University Press. netLibrary sells digital versions of hardcovers from various publishers to academic, public, private and special libraries, and library consortia throughout the world. By checking out an e-book, members have exclusive access to that title during the check-out period. E-books are automatically checked back into the collection when the check-out period expires. Also, only one person can use one e-book copy at a time.
WHAT FORMAT: stores content in rich text format similar to XML (Extensible Markup Language) and serves e-books over the Internet one page at a time in HTML. netLibrary's reading system and e-book content are OEB-compliant.
WHO: www.nitelinks.com (Nitelinks)
WHAT THEY SELL: e-books, including children's books
WHAT FORMAT: HTML, downloadable or on CD-ROM. Nitelinks Story Reader software required (downloadable for free from the site).
WHO: www.novel.com (NovelNovels)
WHAT THEY SELL: e-books, Rocket eBook reading device ($199)
WHAT FORMAT: HTML, downloadable directly off the site or available on a floppy.
WHO: www.qvision.net (Quiet Vision Publishing)
WHAT THEY SELL: "electronic paperback" books on CD-ROM. Children's titles and classics