Mary Branscombe (marypcb) wrote,
Mary Branscombe

ebooks: not quite ready for the mass market

That's an interesting selection of ebooks (and prices) on the Borders UK site. What connects them? They're what you get when you search for Charles Stross, as there are no ebooks available. Beyond the amusing fact that apparantly Stross=fiction+cross-gender+stress (no comment! no comment!), it says to me that the ebook market isn't mature enough for the mainstream. And while the Elonex eBook is a cheap and cheerful ereader that might appeal to mainstream readers, I think it has several problems and some hard competition (and not from Amazon). Read on for details

Elonex and Borders dip a toe into the ebook market - my view of what the eBook offers and what it's up against, in FT Digital Business
Hands On Elonex eBook review - my in-depth review with lots of pictures of the buttons and interface
Tags: articles, ebooks, ft, technology, techradar, writing

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