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Old 08-27-2012, 11:39 AM   #69
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Originally Posted by Nate the great View Post
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 discussion about readers should separate books from readers. Both Apple and B&N can read standard ePub books with their readers. Generally speaking they qualify as ePub readers. Sure they both have eBooks that are sold that only work on their devices and they sell some non-standard eBooks. I suppose you could exclude non-standard books from the total but that is hard to quantify. Unfortunately it is the nature of marketing for some companies to try and garner success by using a closed door approach. In the long run I think this will hurt, rather than help the market as a whole. Monopolies are not a good thing IMHO.

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