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Old 09-05-2010, 12:30 PM   #46
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I've just made my first ebook purchase using Kobo. I paid less than £6 for a newly published book, which Waterstones were charging over £18 for. I never realised ebooks could be so expensive, having only acquired books from naughty Auntie Torrence before now.

I do have a couple of questions, being new to the whole buying books thing, why isn't the Sony store available in the UK and are ebooks from Amazon only compatible with Kindle?
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Old 09-18-2010, 12:26 PM   #47
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Yes kindle books can only be used on a kindle, but if you search the net u can find out how to get them on your Sony.
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Old 09-27-2010, 10:43 PM   #48
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Sony store supplies books in the US, Waterstones in the UK... all down to publishing agreements... same reason books have US editions and UK editions (or Canadian, Australian etc.)


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Old 12-07-2010, 02:21 PM   #49
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I bought and read on my Sony PRS-600 books from:

1) http://oreilly.com/ (plenty of software-development and computer related books)

Books are DRM-free, available (all formats for single price) as .epub, .pdf, .mobi and more (I used .epub on my sony and .pdf to print selected parts from PC). Note: they have nice "ebook of the day" initiative

2) http://rosenfeldmedia.com (small but interesting choice of usability-related books)

DRM-free, .epub and .pdf (all formats for single price)

3) http://www.packtpub.com/ (software-development, mostly open-source related)

DRM-free, .pdf (with my name and address in the footer on every page) and .epub (seemingly without such a thing). Both formats for single price but .epubs are not available immediately, at least not for fresh books.

4) http://www.orbooks.com/ (small publisher, social, political, ...)

DRM-free, .epub, .pdf, .mobi, .prc


5) http://www.sitepoint.com (mostly web design)

I bought a few (non-DRM) .pdfs from them (didn't work very well on reader due to difficulties while reflowing code samples), now I see they also offer .epub (which I haven't tested yet)

let me also add:

6) http://pragprog.com/ (software development)

DRM-free .epub, .pdf and .mobi. I haven't bought from them yet so haven't tested, but I don't expect problems.
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Thanks Mekk, that is a great list. I haven't purchased form O'Reilly because I have access to Safari, but it reading on the computer is kind of a pain. Of course, reading reference books on an eBook reader is a pain too, so I never shelled out the money for other books, but I will keep the option in mind for books that are very good. The other ones I didn't know about at all.

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Old 12-16-2010, 06:31 PM   #51
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Old 01-03-2011, 02:30 AM   #52
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half.com my university book store uses them and other suppliers
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Old 01-06-2011, 04:20 PM   #53
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Old 01-07-2011, 07:12 AM   #54
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Are they DRM infected?

Very limited choice of Fantasy.
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Old 01-14-2011, 09:32 AM   #55
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They are Adobe DRM and the category listings are ever-growing. You can also use the search box if you're looking for a particular ebook.
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They are Adobe DRM and the category listings are ever-growing. You can also use the search box if you're looking for a particular ebook.
No. Thank you very much.
DRM is not for me.
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Old 02-05-2011, 04:10 PM   #57
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I've had a surge in downloads for one of my non-promoted free ebooks from the Sony store. There's nothing in the forums or Google that would suggest a cause. It puzzles me. Wish I knew the trick.
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Old 03-03-2011, 04:54 AM   #58
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I have got a sony ereader PRS 600 bought from US. I am unable to downloads books from sony reader stores as it keep asking for US credit cards and mailing address. Is there any other ways i can buys books on ereader. Please suggest good e books sites thats supported by sony ereader, where we can get the latest books.
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Old 03-03-2011, 05:28 AM   #59
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Where are you located bybee14? I'm guessing any online book store in your country or region sells ePub books as well.
Don't forget to see if you've got a library where you can borrow books online.
As for the US Sony store, I can shop there with one of my credit cards. It's Swedish, but I have used a US friend's address when registering on Sony, and it works for me.
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