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My first e-Reader - you were lovely but far from perfect!

Posted by Yvonne Barlow on Wednesday, February 12, 2014,
I have a soft spot for the Sony e-Reader and was sorry to hear that Sony are giving up on their Reader Store. Their e-reader hit the digital shelves long before any Kindle, and it broke new ground - it's cover made the device look and feel like a book, there was no back light to irritate the eyes and book marking was easy. Everything about it felt comfortable - until you tried to buy an e-book! Then the process became complicated as the newly purchased ePub landed on our laptop, and we strugg...
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Ebooks and VAT

Posted by Yvonne Barlow on Thursday, July 5, 2012,
Tax on books is a terrible thing - especially when it's a full 20 percent.
No matter what you think of progressive and regressive taxes, £1 tax on a £5 book is excessive.
Fortunately, we don't pay tax on paper books, but it is a different matter when it comes to Ebooks. Apparently they are treated as computer games - hmm!
Ebooks are not cheap to produce. Editing and typesetting must still take place and then they have to be 'converted' to ePub. I'm not exactly sure what this process involves -...
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Yvonne Barlow Editor at Hookline Books - where book clubs and readers choose the novels that go to print.