March 5th, 2011
|jimbojones||09:17 pm - Well, I finally got an e-reader.|
Absolutely LOVE it as a device, and as an e-reader. The store, however, still stinks.
Mostly this just means I look for .epubs before using the store. Especially since I prefer to back my own shit up instead of just assuming B&N will be around forever / won't screw up / etc, and with .epubs, I can manage them myself; with "Nookbooks" you're at B&N's mercy.
Note: B&N's mercy is more tender than Amazon's, which is one of several reasons I got a Nook instead of a Kindle. Either way, though, DRM pisses me off. I'll REALLY be happy when "rippers" start appearing for the Nookbooks and Kindlebooks, so I can legally buy the content and then get the hell rid of the DRM that annoys me so much. (Or, better yet, when the industry relaxes and just starts selling .epubs for everything to begin with, like how Amazon just sells plain MP3s now.)