Ebooks have now surpassed Hardcovers in sales: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/20/technology/20kindle.html
Back in September I had to make a decision on whether I should buy a Kindle, Nook, or Sony. There were the standard checkbox features, which were consistent across the board, but there were some stand out features. Kindle had the document management and sending features, Nook had the lend and borrow features (and the nook color just came out), and sony was just expensive.
With all things being equal the lending features became the hot topic. I wanted that feature, especially when publishers were being greedy and increasing the price of ebooks.
I obviously went for the kindle, mainly because I trusted Amazon more than Sony or Barnes and Nobel. That isn’t the point, however the lend and borrow features have been gimped beyond its usefulness. Continue reading