|04-02-2008, 03:57 PM||#1|
Join Date: Apr 2008
Device: Sony Reader PRS-505
Wiley supports Kindle, but not Sony Reader!
I wanted to get Jack Cafferty's "It's Getting Ugly Out There...", which is available for Kindle on Amazon, but I could not find it in the Sony store. I contacted the publisher, Wiley, and a rep said that Wiley does not support the Reader, company wide: "Unfortunately, we do not offer any ebooks for the Sony Reader. This is the same across all our brands and titles.
To our knowledge there are no immediate plans to offer ebooks for the Sony Reader." I find this incredible. Does anyone have any insight into why a major publisher would offer books in Kindle format, but not Sony Reader? Is there a way to put pressure on them in this regard?
|04-02-2008, 04:25 PM||#2|
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Mississippi, USA
Device: Kindle 3 and Fire
They seem to support MobiPocket and Adobe ebook formats. The Kindle AZW format can reasonably be considered a closed single-device format, but MobiPocket's standard contract with authors and publishers allow Amazon to sell AZW versions of MOBI ebooks. This gives Amazon a big advantage over Sony. It is also a good deal for publishers, who have to do nothing at all to get Kindle sales from MOBI ebooks.
|04-02-2008, 04:41 PM||#3|
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Roslindale, Massachusetts
Device: Kobo Aura H2O, Sony PRS-650, Sony PRS-T1, nook STR, iPad 4, iPhone 5
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