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Old 09-04-2008, 07:34 PM   #1
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Does Waterstones technically have an ebook store?

What format are the Waterstones books in? Is it pdf? If so then they're not really ebooks

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Old 09-04-2008, 08:13 PM   #2
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Huh? ebooks are electronic books -- they could be in PDF format, LRF format, LRX format, mobi format, Microsoft .LIT format, but they're all ebooks, if they're electronic versions of paper books.
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Old 09-04-2008, 08:28 PM   #3
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I tend to agree with Charlie about PDFs. They're not an ebook format so much as a page layout format for publishers.
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Old 09-04-2008, 08:30 PM   #4
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To answer the question, they all seem to be Adobe Digital Editions: the DRM'd version of Epub.
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Old 09-04-2008, 08:39 PM   #5
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Are Adobe Digital Editions actually in Epub format? I didn't realise that.
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Old 09-04-2008, 08:55 PM   #6
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Our wiki has the answers:
http://wiki.mobileread.com/wiki/Adobe_Digital_Editions
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Old 09-04-2008, 09:08 PM   #7
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Are Adobe Digital Editions actually in Epub format? I didn't realise that.
No. They could be ePub or PDF/A... Not sure which Waterstones are.

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Old 09-04-2008, 10:48 PM   #8
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I'm looking forward to giving them a whirl anyway. As a Brit in the USA, its nice to see a large selection of British oriented titles that have not yet appeared on the Sony site. There's a couple of John Wyndhams there, a Torchwood, some Doctor Who, biographies of UK people etc

I just wish the search engine was a bit easier to use and LIMITED you to JUST ebooks, ALL the time.
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Old 09-05-2008, 02:25 AM   #9
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They are ePub books with Adobe DRM. Not PDF.
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