[LINK] ebooks Aussie style

Jan Whitaker jwhit at janwhitaker.com
Mon Oct 19 14:53:43 AEDT 2009

Over-the-counter ebooks

October 19, 2009

AUSTRALIANS will be able to buy digital books over the counter from 
next year using technology designed for Australian book publishers.

Chief executive officer of the Australian Publishers Association 
Maree McCaskill said the take-up of ebooks here had been hampered by 
cost and availability issues and the lack of a simple distribution 
system. ''This new system will allow Australians to download digital 
books quickly and simply via participating bookstores,'' she said.

Booksellers using TitlePage, an APA program, will be able to access 
the system. Ms McCaskill said it should be operating in the first half of 2010.

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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