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And the shoe drops!

Google announces retail sales of ebooks for any Web-enabled device.

This, my friends, is the game-changing development that has been lurking in the background for years, but it wasn't at all clear how it was going to come about.

Wow.

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alicebentley
Oct. 16th, 2009 05:44 pm (UTC)
Take off the DRM, add a method to back up my books off-device, and I would be powerfully interested. Until then, not so much.
alicebentley
Oct. 16th, 2009 05:45 pm (UTC)
Oh yeah, and reset the sales terms to publishers so that creators actually make more than a tiny fraction of the price.

As long as I'm askin'.
lonotter
Oct. 16th, 2009 06:32 pm (UTC)
Have you looked at the Sony Reader? It will do non-DRM formats (most of our 1K+ titles are in ePub from from Gutenberg), and you can put your paid titles on up to, IIRC, 6 devices - one of which is whatever machine you purchase through, and which serves as your main library. And a couple months ago they went Mac-compatible. The interface to purchase and move documents on and off the device is clunky (it was clearly designed with the idea of a library being a couple-few dozen documents), but it works. Sounds like it may be about what you're looking for.

Yeah, Ron and I like ours. :)
botgrrrl
Oct. 16th, 2009 08:10 pm (UTC)
Chantry and I love our Sony's.

Sony, for once, seems to have have gotten it (mostly) right.

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