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Old 09-06-2010, 01:28 AM   #1
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I'm getting a Sony Reader but I don't like their bookstore because their selection is bad and the website looks unattractive. What do you think is the best eBook store?
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Old 09-06-2010, 01:48 AM   #2
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Well for the Sony you'll want Adobe DRM'd ePub (unless you're willing to deDRM and convert then you can hit Amazon and B&N) so I'd say Books On Board and Kobo (even though their search still isn't great). That's for books from the big pubs anyway.

You can also get DRM free ePub (and other formats) from Webscription, Fictionwise (their Multiformat line) and Smashwords as well as direct from most small pubs.


For public domain (some creative commons) here at Mobile Read, Feedbooks, Manybooks, Munseys, and of course Project Gutenberg.


It really depends on what you like to read.
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Gutenberg definitely, Mobile Read, Baen etc - ones that support open formats and don't impose DRM.
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If you are looking to get main-stream book then - to be honest - there is not many attractive sites out there. Amazon is certainly one of the best.

I mainly use kobobooks for my purchases. I know DRM and all that annoying stuff. But for many books this is currently the least painful way to go. Kobo has a decent selection of main-stream books - if you have an American IP address or credit card!

If you mainly interested in simply reading interesting stuff, then the other suggestions (Gutenberg, ...) are great.
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As somebody with a Sony Reader, outside the USA, who cannot purchase from the Sony store, both Kobo and Books on Board automatically display their prices in sterling which is a pleasant surprise.

EDIT - as far as I am aware Amazon only sell e-books in the format which is readable by the Kindle.

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Old 09-06-2010, 04:21 AM   #6
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I believe that Kobo reads your IP address, identifies the country you are in, and then you sign up with your country specific address and cc info. It is against the TOS to fake an address, btw. The site displays only the books available in your country and country specific pricing. I know when I buy from kobobooks.com in Canada, I easily use a Canadian credit card, a Canadian IP address, and registered with a Canadian address. The selection is very good, and getting better every day.

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Old 09-06-2010, 05:34 AM   #7
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Kobobooks.com works fine in Australia as well. Prices are in Aussie dollars and a relatively good selection of books.

One of the bonuses is that if a book is not available in Australia because of Geographic Restrictions you won't be able to find it on the site.
IMO this is much better than showing the book and then at the last minute after you have entered all your details and are ready to purchase you get some lame message about it not being available in certain countries.
I refuse to shop on those sites any more as it is just too frustrating.
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Old 09-06-2010, 07:12 AM   #8
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Also, when you buy from Kobo, the book automatically downloads to your iPhone account once you've set one up with them. I particularly like that as that way, I've always got my books at hand.
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Old 09-06-2010, 07:41 AM   #9
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WH Smiths and the book depository are also good sites. They have a good selection at reasonable prices.

Waterstones have a good selection but their prices are very high.
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Old 09-06-2010, 08:43 AM   #10
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I'd say to try the search engines. The interface is annoying at some web sites, but ultimately, because you have a Sony instead of the Kindle or Nook, you can pretty much shop anywhere, so try www.inkmesh.com. You can browse by subject and you can search by title, author or keyword. It will show you everywhere the best prices are. Just ignore results from Amazon or B&N (since they will not work with your reader without first stripping DRM) and choose the best price. I find it's rarely the Sony store anyway and I agree, their interface sucks.

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There is also Borders, Ezread, Fictionwise, Books on Board, Books a Million, Ebooks.com.
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You can also see if your public library has ebooks for lending.
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I am placing my money with the company that publicly declared they desired to offer every book in print to us as eBooks. They have the capability to accomplish that lofty goal. And they have excellent eReader devices that the rest of the industry envies.

That company, of course, is Amazon.com.
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@Clint. The OP bought a Sony and appears to be looking for the best on-line store for use with that device. Not that the thread has to keep that focus, of course, but it was what started the discussion.

I totally grok your delight with Amazon and the Kindle. It's not my device/format of choice, but I can understand why it might be the first choice of a whole lot of people.
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Waterstones have a good selection but their prices are very high.
Waterstones also appears to have many ePub formatted books that aren't available in the US (Like Bernard Cromwell's Warlord trilogy and Sean Heaney's translation of Beowulf, just to name two).

I've set up an online account there, but it appears one must have their own in-store credit card. Has anyone figured out how to use a Visa or American Express card?
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