It seems that some time last week, Feedbooks opened an online store
. It has lots of Big Name Authors (I've spotted William Gibson, Charles Stross, Mercedes Lackey...). Everything seems to be in ePub format.
Feedbooks have been talking about launching a store
for quite a while now, so it didn't come out of the blue, but I'm surprised they didn't make some kind of announcement, even if just on their own blog!
I spotted our own pdurrant
's Kai Lung Raises His Voice
up there, so maybe he could give us the skinny on what's going on over there.
As for the elephant in the room: the good news is that after you have chosen a category to search, like Bestsellers or Fantasy, it is possible to further search by DRM, Watermark or DRM Free (pay attention, Kobo Books!). The bad news is that when I chose DRM Free, all those lovely Big Name Author's went "poof". There are maybe a dozen DRM Free books on the entire site. And despite Feedbooks pro-Watermark stance
, there are even less of that category on the site. I've no info on how or if they are dealing with geographic restrictions.
Maybe the store will get better as time goes on, but for now the site is for ADE users and Evil Pirates only.