Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Ebook News: Two Stores Closing

A few weeks ago, I heard that the Sony Reader Store was closing at the end of this month (and it actually closed as of March 20th). This made me somewhat sad, even though my company hasn't sold that many ebooks through the store. Still, it was a book store, and now it's gone.

Today I found out the Diesel store is closing at the end of the month. I don't think I've sold a single book through them (or at least, they've never reported a sale), but again I'm sad. And not just because I have to update my site links and PDF samples (ugh, yet again), but because it's a store that people purchased ebooks at and now... what happens to all their purchases? At least in the case of the Sony Store, they are transferring all their records to Kobo so you should still be able to get the ebooks you paid for. But what happens with Diesel?