This PC World article gives a number of interesting findings, such as web-based book publishing for $8.50 (see below), even how to charter your own jet. Some of it is actually quite interesting and useful, giving a sense of the breadth and creativity of web-based solutions that have appeared in recently on the web.
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Charter Jet, Get Surreal, and more…
Desktop Info: Webify Your Desktop
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Be Your Own Shock Jock
Make $$ From Your Site
Publish Your Masterpiece
So you’ve completed your 1000-page opus but can’t find a publisher? Do it yourself on Lulu.com. Unlike most self-publishing sites, Lulu charges no up-front fees and requires no minimum orders. Just upload a word processing document and follow a wizard to choose the book’s size, format, cover art, and price or commission. Lulu takes 20 percent of the cover price. You can sell your book via Lulu, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, or your own Web site. If you order copies for yourself, you pay only binding and printing costs–around $8.50 for a standard 200-page paperback.