A noteworthy point to consider while buying an open-to-any-content book like Cybook Gen3 is that when closed content is sourced on Adobe(R) ePUB/PDF Reader format (via firmware upgrade), the Mobipocket
supported books (Due to DRMs tussle) cannot be rendered at the same time.
Small presses were the first in with Kindle and Sony Reader and Mobipocket
. The first in with Goodreads.com and such sites.
Two new titles in the Spice Briefs range will be offered each month in all eBook formats (including Adobe PDF, Microsoft Reader and Mobipocket
) and can be downloaded through Harlequin.com and all other eRetailers.
Some digital books are readable from a cell phone or PDA running Adobe's Acrobat eBook or the Mobipocket
All e-books will be available in three formats: Adobe PDF, Microsoft Reader and Mobipocket
Nokia N73 users will also be able to use Amazon's Mobipocket
Reader and Amazon Anywhere features, which will be pre-installed on the device in certain areas, Nokia said.
At present, neither device offers Microsoft or Palm ebook format support and both feature proprietary formats (Sony likely has the edge here, given its major publishing partnerships); Cybook wisely supports the Mobipocket
format, which provides a vast selection of titles.
Popular e-book readers include Microsoft Corp.'s Microsoft Reader (www.microsoft.com/reader), Adobe Systems, Inc.'s Adobe Reader (www.adobe.com), palmOne, Inc.'s Palm Reader (www.palmdigitalmedia.com) and Paris-based MobiPocket
.com S.A.'s Mobipocket
The system uses free Mobipocket
reading software to secure the contents, while eBooks may be wait-listed, becoming automatically available upon expiration of the existing loan period.
For Palm OS based devices, the Comit QRCs can be read using the free MobiPocket
Reader for Palm OS from Mobipocket