XinXii to launch HTML5 app in late 2011

The self publishing site XinXii announced yesterday that they plan to release their own HTML5 app. You'll be able to use the app to buy and read any one of 12 thousand ebooks. The app is due out in late summer 2011, and XinXii plan to have it available for Android, iPad, and iPhone.

I have to admit that I haven't really looked at Xinxii until this announcement, and I was prepared to dismiss them for having such a small selection (compared to SmashWords 50+ thousand titles) and the fact they're spending money on an app.

But then there are the details that set them apart from Smashwords. Xinxii let you upload and sell any type of file (including ePUB, Excel, mobi, mp3, PDF, PowerPoint and Word). SmashWords only accept a particular mangled form of MSWord which is then (poorly) converted into a wide variety of formats.

If I want to sell a novel, I'll go to Smashwords. But if I want to sell anything else, I'll turn to XinXii.

P.S. You can get the HTML5 app at when it is released.

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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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