While I’m burning the midnight oil and pondering all things ebook-related, there was a huge piece of ebook news from Down Under today. The small-but-growing Readings bookstore chain – in conjunction with SPUNC, the small press network – launched their Booki.sh ebook platform to much fanfare … and later in the day, grumbles from ebook veterans who were perturbed by the system, which appears to be web browser based and not friendly to e-ink readers like the Kindle.
I haven’t tried the system myself, but net savvy Aussie horror writer Benjamin Solah is all over it and didn’t like what he found. From what he says, I understand his frustration.
In counterpoint, Readings has stated its rationale behind the browser system.
It should be fascinating to see how the whole Booki.sh thing turns out!
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