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 of The Digital Reader. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills weekly. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.


  1. Steven C21 June, 2011

    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.

    1. Nate Hoffelder21 June, 2011

      If they didn’t like it, they wouldn’t agree to allow it.

    2. fjtorres21 June, 2011

      Not all writers/publishers are paranoid or helieve their customers are thieves. 🙂

  2. Sweetpea22 June, 2011

    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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