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places to get ebooks from for your ebook readers

1) Mobipocket

Catalogue :  65,000 titles
Price :$14
Formats : Mobi
Exception: Nook, Sony Reader

2) Project Gutenberg

Catalogue: 30,000 titles
Price: Not Available
Formats: ePub, Mobi, HTML
Exceptions: None

3) CyberRead

Catalogue: 310,000 titles
Price: $14
Formats: ePub, PDF, Mobi
Exceptions: None

4) Waterstone’s

Catalogue: 21,000
Price: Not Available
Formats: ePub
Exceptions: Kindle

5) eBooks.com

Catalogue: Unknown
Price: $14
Formats: ePub, PDF, Mobi
Exceptions: None

6) Cambridge University Press

Catalogue: Small
Price: Not Available
Formats: ePub, PDF, Mobi
Exceptions: None

7) Diesel

Catalogue: 1.4 million
Price: $14
Formats: PDF, Mobi
Exceptions: None

8 ) Powells

Catalogue: Unknown
Price: $12.43
Formats: ePUB & ACS4
Exceptions: Kindle

9) Penguin

Catalogue: 3171
Price: Not available
Formats: ePUB
Exceptions: Kindle

10) Epic

Catalogue: Unknown
Price: $14
Formats: Mobi
Exceptions: Nook, Sony Reader
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Too Many eBook Readers Might Lead to Too Much Confusion

2010 is going to be flooded with too many ebook devices. Almost every electronics company, book retailer and publishers might launch their own devices. But would so many options leave all consumers happy and satisfied? Analysts predict there would be two kinds of happy e-book reader owners – consumers who paid a hefty amount for a branded ebook from one of the major online retailers (I obviously mean Amazon’s Kindle, Barnes & Noble’s Nook etc) and consumers who spend only about $50-$70 on unbranded ebook readers that support a lot of formats and where consumers will have the potential of downloading pirated copies of ebooks. People who are left are the ones who land up buying the two-tier ebook readers and the makers of them-These people might just be the unsatisfied ones.

e ink based readers by most of the tech companies brings a new dimension to the entire ebook marketplace. I think it would not only increase confusion but also encourage privacy and bring down any company who gets in and can’t hack it against Nook or Kindle.

The competition over device design, platforms, formats, DRM will bring more and more confusion into consumers’ minds and it will become increasingly difficult to distinguish between a good device from bad,  a good (worthy) price from bad. In fact some might just emphasize cheap price over quality, interface and service.

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