Book publishers seek changes in e-book format

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Book publishers seek changes in e-book format.

[newsimage]http://static.rankone.nl/images_posts/2010/06/upyit8.jpg[/newsimage]Book publishers agree that there will be a change in the e-book market, but are unsure when this anticipated change will help shake up a market that is expected to grow despite the use of DRM.


Read the full article here: [http://www.myce.com/news/book-publishers-seek-changes-in-e-book-format-30404/](http://www.myce.com/news/book-publishers-seek-changes-in-e-book-format-30404/)


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“If a universal e-book format is developed, it’s unlikely Amazon, Apple and other companies will support the format.”

And if Apple, Amazon, Sony, and Barnes & Noble refused to support the format, that would make it… well, NOT universal.

It is frustrating that if I buy a book for my Sony reader, I can’t share it with my husband husband because he has a Kindle. I absolutely refuse to buy a book twice, once in each proprietary format. If I buy an actual book I can share with anyone I choose, anytime. I’m all for supporting the authors & publisher, but this certainly makes it hard to want to do things the legal way.


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[QUOTE=wconeybeer;2522646]It is frustrating that if I buy a book for my Sony reader, I can’t share it with my husband because he has a Kindle. I absolutely refuse to buy a book twice, once in each proprietary format. If I buy an actual book I can share with anyone I choose, anytime. I’m all for supporting the authors & publisher, but this certainly makes it hard to want to do things the legal way.[/QUOTE]

Hmm… where have I seen frustration like this before? Oh, right, MP3 files.
DRM sucks and I refuse to support it in any way. And with a real book you can re-sell it when you’re done. Try reselling an eBook. LOL.