Monday, 6 September 2010
Comparing eBook stores
Digital Inspiration blogger Amit Agarwal has posted the results of his look at how many titles are available at the various eBookstores for the various eBook readers. The Kindle store at Amazon.com offers around 700,000 electronic titles which also includes public domain works that are free. Sony's eBook store has around 60,000 titles. Barnes & Noble’s eBook store claims to have more than a million books for the Nook but the number of titles available in the store is around 26,000 – the rest are public domain works that you may download through Google Books. Apple’s promotional material says that “tens of thousands” of book titles are available on their iBookstore but the exact numbers are unknown. However, a simple Google query reveals that iBookstore is the smallest of them all with a collection of around 22,400 titles.