On Basilisk Station by David Weber - Baen Books
www.webscription.net/10.1125/Baen/0743435710/0743435710.htm, posted 2009 by peter in free literature scifi toread
Parliament isn't sure it wants to keep the place; the major local industry is smuggling; the merchant cartels want her head; the star-conquering, so-called "Republic" of Haven is Up To Something; and Honor Harrington has a single, over-age light cruiser with an armament that doesn't work to police the entire star system.
But the people out to get her have made one mistake. They've made her mad.
The amazing Amazon Kindle is bad news for the publishing industry. - By Farhad Manjoo - Slate Magazine
www.slate.com/id/2212320/pagenum/all/#p2, posted 2009 by peter in business copyright handheld literature toread
This restriction makes Amazon the prime market for book publishers. How can they resist giving over their entire catalog to a store that attracts so many eager, captive shoppers? Publishers' acquiescence in turn increases the Kindle's appeal to new buyers. If you're in the market for an e-book reader, you'll probably choose the one that offers the most books, and that means Kindle.
Self Publishing - Lulu.com
www.lulu.com/, posted 2009 by peter in business design literature media writing
Lulu gives you all sorts of ways to sell your fabulous new creation to the whole wide world - you set your own price, we print and ship each item as it's ordered, and you collect 80% of the creator revenue on every sale.
The Last Question by Isaac Asimov
www.multivax.com/last_question.html, posted 2008 by peter in environment fiction inspiration literature physics scifi space
"Cosmic AC," said Man, "How may entropy be reversed?"
How to scan and OCR like a pro with open source tools
www.linux.com/feature/138511, posted 2008 by peter in free graphics howto language literature software toread
This article, which focuses on scanning books, describes the steps you need to take to prepare pages for optimal OCR results, and compares various free OCR tools to determine which is the best at extracting the text.
beta.booklamp.org/, posted 2008 by peter in ai literature nlp social
BookLamp.org is a system for matching readers to books through an analysis of writing styles, similar to the way that Pandora.com matches music lovers to new music.
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