Monday, July 27, 2009

eReader News

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Samsung unveiled their eReader in Korea today.

I haven't heard much about the Apple Tablet, but I guess publishers have been briefed, and now the rumor is that it will be out in time for Christmas.

The Washington Post reviews the B&N eBookstore, and there's not a ton of love, with digital rights management continuing to be a giant blister in the ebook world. I personally think B&N gets it right with some social DRM - allowing you to lend or resell your books if you're willing to share your credit card number with recipients - but then flounders by limiting your reading to software and devices it approves.