Dymocks announces support for Epub, DNL format

The Australian bookstore chain Dymocks announced today that they will add Epub and DNL formats to their ebookstore. They currently have 141k titles in PDF and 38k in Mobipocket. Dymocks expect to add 29k titles in Epub format and around 3k in DNL.

This one has me scratching my head. The first point that shocked me was Dymocks still only sells the Iliad. They started carrying the Iliad over 2 years ago, and it's frankly not very good compared to what's currently on the market. At $899 Australian, it's also  rather expensive. I'm surprised that Dymocks hasn't started carrying other ereaders by now.

I'm also stunned that Dymocks is going to carry DNL. I don't know of any ereader that supports that format. I think the only way to use it is on a Windows PC. The format is technically capable, but what is the value if no one uses or supports it?

I'll post more on DNL later.

About Nate Hoffelder (11481 Articles)
Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader: "I've been into reading ebooks since forever, but I only got my first ereader in July 2007. Everything quickly spiraled out of control from there. Before I started this blog in January 2010 I covered ebooks, ebook readers, and digital publishing for about 2 years as a part of MobileRead Forums. It's a great community, and being a member is a joy. But I thought I could make something out of how I covered the news for MobileRead, so I started this blog."

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