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Old 01-26-2010, 05:18 AM   #1
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italian ebooks resources??

Hello, while i'm waiting to receive my boox, i was looking for italian ebooks through the Internet and i must admit that the results have been very poor (= zero). I saw the project Manuzio (classical books without copyrights), but I'd like to buy "new" ebooks: my problem is that i'm italian, but i live abroad, so my idea is to buy ebooks instead of books in oder to avoid shipping costs and so on...

Is the italian ebooks market really so bad or i'm not able to search in the Net?
any suggestions or good pages to visit?

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Old 01-26-2010, 08:39 AM   #2
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Hello,
I'm sorry, but i belive the italian ebook-market is really so bad. I've just run a fast search for a e-readeing devide, and in italy i didn't find one. Even Sony Italy don't seems to have a ebook-device on their website. (although i've been able to get a PRS505 a few months ago from a german store in italy)
I'm italian, too, but my native language is german, so i'm not facing this kind of problems, since i can read german (e)books (and no im starting to read english ones).
When searching for Ebooks, i never found a ebook in italian, but in almost every other european language.
When it comes to things like this (like ebook-readers) in my eyes italy is a little behind, they don't seem to be allways up to date with the newest technology. I've also noticed the same thing with some cellphones (Phones from HTC, for example).
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Hello Matthias, and thank you for your answer.
more or less i'm in the same situation than you: i live abroad and i can read spanish, english and italian ebooks. obviously at the moment i only read spanish and english ones.
but it's really frustrating to read spanish or english translations of italian books, just because it's impossible to find e-version of them. I've sent emails to some italian publishers about this recently, but they don't plan to start selling ebooks for the moment.
Well, it's really sad, anyhow.

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Old 01-26-2010, 04:36 PM   #4
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I checked, and Simplicissmus had a few ebooks. No idea what they are about, since I can't read Italian
http://ebookstore.simplicissimus.it/ebooks
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thanks Mike,
they are few classical books and some very technincal ones (law etc).. nothing to do with Amazon, for instance (just to mention a little ebooks store :-) )

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hi brandobras, check here on Amazon store (in partnership with Zanichelli)

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss?ur...ana+zanichelli

or here
http://leoneverde.it/ricerca_ebook.asp
http://giovannigronchi.altervista.org/ebooks/
http://antoniosegni.altervista.org/ebooks/

you can find more links here:
http://www.booksblog.it/post/2343/e-...is-in-italiano (see the comments)
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Italians publishers are very worry about piracy.
I've talked to a Mondadori executive (former director of "urania" and "segretissimo") and in his mind published ebooks will be on torrents as soon as they are in eshops.

The result is that you can find in the darknet the whole Urania collection (from 1956 to today), half of the Segretissimo series and almost every best seller of the last 20 years.
In the edk network I've seen a package of about 10.000 books, everyone of them almost error-free, neatly formatted and multiformat (txt, rtf, epub, html, mobi, pdf A4, pdf 6'', doc and odt). I bet there are even more on invitation only torrent forums (never been invited, just guessing).

Let's put it that way: you can find 9 out of 10 ebooks you're looking for, but as of now there is no way to pay authors and publishers (provided they deserve it) for them.

Just google around...

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I see, Format C:
Italian publishers are worried about piracy and so they encourage piracy... so typical. :-/
well, i'll pass to the "dark side of the force" then, until italian publishers or italian authors wake up...
thank you EbookReaderITA for your very interesting links!

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Here you are some Italian publishers that I found who sell ebooks (very few, indeed):

www.guaraldi.it
www.edizionidellavigna.it (check their ebook forum, too: www.elibri.biz/forum)
www.liguori.it
www.apogeonline.com

free resources: http://www.liberliber.it/home/index.php
and Gutenberg Project, of course
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