Update, Monday October 11, 2010: the missing “download ePub” buttons have appeared! And a bit about Gift Cards. See in post.
I raked Borders over the coals in a prior post: Borders FAILs eCommerce 101!
And because I am mean, I follow-up on things.
Well, they shocked me! After
screaming tweeting them again about this earlier in the week, I find out today they’ve changed it!
See the proof after the break.
This must have changed very recently, but I noticed it today.
A screensnap from July 19, 2010:
Click = big
A screensnap from today, October 10, 2010:
Click = big
What accounted for that change? Were there people who thought they were ordering printed books and then complained when they didn’t appear via their printer?!
Why e-books are a weight off my mind
What all this suggests is that, with consumer technology at least, convenience trumps everything.
Boldfaced emphasis added by me.
Look, I know he’s a Brit, so I cut him some slack for the silly “What all this suggests …” equivocation.
But I cut zero slack to print publishers here in America.
A Comment at this post: How driving a car into Manhattan costs $160
Damn, I love it when knowledgeable people with attitude slap down a libertarian using actual facts and good examples. It’s like antibodies protecting the body-politic. Thanks guys!
Thank you, ideological antibodies!
Say hello to mechanically separated chicken.
I had absolutely no idea of this. Not a clue. Maybe I’m the last one to know?
Please do not tell me how cat food is made. No, do not.
That’s Jane Litte, She Who Must Be Obeyed from the influential Dear Author site.
I tweeted her the news of the Bluefire Reader for iOS and she jumped on it and in less than a half hour, that was her reaction.
Compliant with “classic” Adobe DRM, iOS devices will now be able to read eBooks from
public libraries and every ePub eBookstore except Barnes & Noble (which uses a proprietary variant; but that doesn’t much matter on iOS devices, since there is a B&N Nook app). See update.
As usual, I have to sit this out due to kittens.
Update: And here is Jane’s post.