Originally Posted by Nate the great
Can you readily get the Epubs out of B&N's ecosystem? I was under the impression you cannot. If that is true then B&N's wall is as high as Apple's wall. Both must be excluded.
And if you're going to make a claim that "a lot of it (iBooks) isn't standard ePub" then you need to back it up. Got figures?
The problem with Apple is that we don't know what is and what isn't standard ePub. So if we include Apple, we could be including eBooks that are not ePub.
But as for B&N, the DRM is irrelevant. What is relevant is that if you remove B&N's DRM, what you are left with is standard DRM. So yes, B&N counts toward ePub readership.