Sony: UK ebook shop open for business
Apple and Amazon alternative
Sony UK has rolled out an e-book shop it hopes will tempt buyers away from Amazon and Apple's iTunes, the company said today.
The Reader Store UK - to give it its official moniker - offers the usual array books and bookshop features, plus a couple of daily papers: the Mail and the Guardian.
It's already tuned to the latest incarnation of Sony's Reader line of e-book viewers, and the Reader Store website has free downloads for Mac and Windows reader apps.
There's also an Android version over at Google Play, but it doesn't score very highly in the user feedback stakes. ®
Re: Introductory Special Offer
No but I've heard it does contain a wider variety of joke books, so the Rootkit commentards can get some new material.
It'll be about f**king time as well.....
Re: amazon 3% VAT
My complaint is that a company is gaining advantage by abusing the varying VAT rates in the EU. Whether that rate is reasonable is an entirely different, but valid, argument. Basically it's down to the governments to sort out the very broken tax system that companies are running rings around. The only upside is that at least Amazon is passing on the saving rather than keeping it for themselves. I suspect that won't last once they've nailed down their monopoly.
Re: amazon 3% VAT
....or reduce VAT where it's being horrendously overcharged? 15% for 18 months and then 20% for the rest of time? Yeah, thanks for that.
Been waiting for it to appear
Since I received the TRS-1 at Christmas.
So far disappointingly low number of cheap and interesting books in the store, but early days.
Just to point out the obvious.
If you have an EPUB based reader (like basically anything aside from Kindle), you have the luxury of getting your books from where you please, buying from Google Books (3m titles), Kobo, B&N, free library rentals, and now the Sony Store too.