Checking availability of titles on eBooks
August 5, 2010 11:13 PM Subscribe
I'm starting to consider getting an e-reader, mainly because the books I'm really keen on are unavailable in my local library system and are hardly available in Australian bookstores (and are too expensive otherwise). However, I'm not sure if the books I'm after are actually available in any eBook format. Is there a way to find this out?
posted by divabat to Technology (9 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
The books I'm after tend to fall into categories of performance art, feminism, gender and queer theory, sexuality, cultural theory, and activism. They run the gamut in terms of release years, though I'd posit that most of them come from the early 90s onwards.
From what I understand, most eBooks tend to be shop-specific, so just because you can find a certain book as an eBook on, say, Amazon doesn't mean you can find it on Sony. But is there a way to find out which titles have eBook versions available, and what format they're in? And perhaps what prices they go for?
Also apparently just because something is an eBook in the USA doesn't mean it's available as one in Australia. How likely is that to happen with the sort of books I mean?