Amazon.com has notified its publisher and author clients that it plans to cease offering e-books in the Microsoft Reader and Adobe e-book formats. In the future, the online retailer says it plans to offer only e-books in the Kindle format (for wireless download to its Kindle reading device) and the Mobipocket format, both of which are owned by Amazon. The online retailer’s note asks publishers and authors to make sure that Amazon has written permission to offer their books for sale in the Mobipocket format.
Monday, January 26, 2009
As iTunes moves away from its proprietary format for music, the folks at Amazon decide that if you want to buy an e-book from them, you'd better get a Kindle. It would be helpful, therefore, if they weren't out of stock. "Publishers Weekly":