For dedicated coin enthusiasts, cash is a great deal more than a bit of metal or piece of paper. It's a collector's passion, a framework for learning, and a long lasting fixation.
Ebay is overwhelmingly the most familiar and successful online auction marketplace. This is due to the vision of San Diego, Ca., resident Pierre Omidyar, who started the company in the living room of his home in 1995 with the help of Jeff Skoll. Initially, the two men dealt only in collectible items but felt there was a vast untapped market that they could reach. In 1998, Omidyar and Skoll brought Meg Whitman into the fold. The rest of the story is an example of unimaginable success.
Billions of dollars have been generated through the sales of eBooks, not solely by big publishing houses but by freelance writers also. In most recent years, eBooks have out sold traditional hard copy books three to one, and there seems to be no turning back. The question is why are the masses swaying toward eBook publishing now?