Re e-book pricing

From: Brian D Williams (
Date: Tue Jul 25 2000 - 11:41:53 MDT

From: Lee Daniel Crocker <>

>> The problem with the ebook is that you cant go from ebook files
>> to microsloth word files. Or is this not correct? spike

>Most of what publishers are calling "ebooks" these days are in
>stupid encrypted files with special readers that aren't very "e"
>at all--they can't even be read in speech browsers or with
>your visual settings, and they can't be searched, indexed, or
>linked. Out-of-copyright books are generally available as plain
>text (and therefore usable), as are a few selected books like
>Engines of Creation and The Ultimate Resource. King's new book
>is somewhere in between--no encryption, but it's in pseudo-
>usable PDF format.



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