: Bookeen, maker of the Cybook
, has opened up Ubibooks
. The new e-book store is starting out with several thousand books with texts available in five languages (English, French, German, Spanish and Italian).
And here is my take why this e-book store is going to fail:
1. E-books are offered only in one format, Mobipocket
, which is one of the most-restrictive (e-books only run on the device you bought it for) and unusable (incompatible with any other e-book software reader).
2. So-called "best 100 promotions
" lure you into buying DRM-infested books that are publicly and freely available DRM-free at Gutenberg