WHAT THEY SELL: printed books, training materials and print-on-demand documentation for business, finance, science and technology. Promises to match the price for any same title offered by barnesandnoble.com and www. amazon.com, plus offers additional 5 percent discount for that title.
WHAT THEY SELL: over 3,000 e-books by contemporary authors; print-on-demand paperbacks; free classics; selected titles as RocketEditions (sold through Barnes and Noble and Powell's); 1stbooks library memberships
WHAT FORMAT: e-books by contemporary authors: PDF; free classics: TXT. The site also implements the new Adobe Web Buy and PDF Merchant. Coming soon: a line of RocketEditions in OEB format.
WHO: www.franklin.com (Franklin Electronic Publishers)
WHAT THEY SELL: e-books--dictionaries, Bibles, educational and medical reference, personal organizers, Rocket eBook reading device ($199.95)
WHAT FORMAT: downloadable in RocketEdition format to Rocket eBook; on CD-ROM.
WHAT THEY SELL: a Simon & Schuster imprint that "simultaneously" publishes online and in printed form in five categories: mystery, history, science, science fiction and American popular fiction
WHAT FORMAT: Open eBook (OEB), Microsoft Reader.
WHAT THEY SELL: printed books--new authors as well as out-of-print titles. Partners include: Barnes and Noble, Lightning Print, Ingram Books, Writers Digest, Small Publishers Association of North America (SPAN) and Kinko's Corporate Documents Solutions.
intech/ (Intech Publishing)
WHAT THEY SELL: print books and e-books, videos, music, coffee, magazines, etc. The site also contains a drug store, technology store and herbal soap store. Links to the www.amazon.com's selections available
WHAT FORMAT: Cyber Book format developed by Intech Publishing.
WHO: www.net-books.com (Keystone Projects)
WHAT THEY SELL: e-books in such categories as adventure, detective, horror, romance, etc.
WHAT FORMAT: WinBook format (for Windows only), WinBook Viewer is included free in .exe file together with the e-Book when it is purchased. Screen shots available for viewing before the book is purchased, as well as free titles for download.