[ubuntu-uk] e-books without Adobe Digital Editions

Bruno Girin brunogirin at gmail.com
Sun Nov 7 18:13:40 GMT 2010

Hi all,

I wondered if any of you knew of online UK stores that would sell
e-books without DRM or the requirement to use Adobe Digital Editions. So
far, I've tried:
      * Waterstone's: DRM, requires Adobe Digital Editions;
      * WH-Smith: same;
      * rbooks (Random House Group): same;
      * Penguin: same;
      * Blackwells: limited catalogue;
      * Foyles: brain dead web site, can either select all e-books or
        select a genre but can't select e-books by genre;
      * Books, etc: same problem as Foyles;
      * Amazon: will only sell books through the Kindle device or
        software, you can't download the books via a browser.

I know that Adobe Digital Editions seems to work under WINE but I don't
fancy installing WINE just for that, when I have a very good e-book
library software already installed (Calibre). Any idea on how to legally
buy e-books that I can use on Ubuntu would be welcome.



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