Over at The Register, Tony Smith has just done an article looking at devices on which you can read eBooks, to help you work out which is the best e-reader for Christmas. I think I probably read more now than before I bought my first Sony Reader, a PRS-505, though it’s hard to be sure.… Read More In praise of eInk and the Sony 505
I’ve written quite a few pieces on this blog over the last several months about the pricing of eBooks, and in particular the price war that has failed to emerge following the launch of the Kindle in the UK. In fact, prices have gone up, due in no small part to the publishers attempting to… Read More Office of Fair Trading launches eBook price investigation
Today, my latest piece on eBook prices has been published on RegHardware, and it’s generating quite a lot of comments. A few of those have suggested using public libraries as an alternative source of borrowing books – it’s worth reading this to see why that may not be such a simple option. For those who… Read More eBook price roundup – figures collated
This is a companion piece to an article for RegHardware on eBook pricing. One of the benefits of the ePub format and the Adobe DRM that it uses is that it’s possible to borrow books from libraries. Books can be downloaded from a library, and will automatically expire after a couple of weeks. The range… Read More Why you may have to visit a library to borrow an eBook
Price wars are great, aren’t they? Consumers always win, apparently. So, the launch of Kindle in the UK should have heralded a new dawn for eBooks, with prices falling thanks to greater competition, and everyone happy with their lovely new Sony models, or the latest version of the Kindle. The world of publishing and bookselling,… Read More eBook pricing update: where have my favourite authors gone?