Thursday, March 05, 2009

Ebooks in Europe

While ebooks are gaining acceptance and popularity in USA, their journey down-under and in Europe is rocky. 

"... Digital publishing consultant Ralf Alkenbrechen said the American model could not be transplanted in Europe without a few modifications": http://nz.news.yahoo.com/a/-/technology/5368516/rocky-road-europe-ebooks/ 

Europe I can understand. Many countries, many languages, and the European Union Regulations are a joke (millions and millions of little laws about important matters like the maximum permissible curvature of bananas - I kid you not, up until a few years ago a banana was not a banana in Europe unless it was "free of abnormal curvature and at least 14 cm in length").

But New Zealand and Australia? Why are ebooks not a huge hit here, particularly with the cost of transporting paper books to the other end of the globe being what it is?

The mind boggles.

Some ebooks to start the discussion rolling:
  • "Eve Summers has managed to write a red-hot sexy romance story about two lonely people fueled with passion, hot sex and dirty talk A Slave of My Own Desire has you wanting to read this story from start to finish in one sitting. Eve’s erotic novella is a great short story, one that is well worth reading."
 

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