EbookSticks still going strong in the Netherlands

Last year I came across a Dutch company that was selling ebooks on Flash Drives. I didn't think much of the idea, and I didn't think it would last. Apparently I was wrong. 25 thousand of these things have been sold over the past year. While that's not a vast number, it's still decent. This is just one of many little gadgets, so it would have been easy for it to get lost in the crowd.

About 110 retailers now carry the flash drives in store, including bookstores and general retailers. You can now choose from 11 different sticks, each with a different selection of titles. The ebooks are DRM-free and come with 5 to 7 titles for 19.95 euros.

If you look at the picture to the left you'll see why sales are good.  The original stick didn't come with that case,which probably makes the current stick more appealing.

via ereaders.nl

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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."

4 Comments on EbookSticks still going strong in the Netherlands

  1. This is an interesting concept, however I wonder how authors/publishers feel about the DRM free titles running around on thumb drives that can easily be handed around an office/school/house (etc) with no protection.

  2. 25.000 is a lot, considering the amount of (ebook) Dutch readers. I just wish the other idea would really take root: scratch books…

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