Planned In Japan: e-Books Only Downloadable At… Bookstore?

Kowa Computer Co. Ltd., who have been providing book publishing system for industry, revealed that they are to enter downloadable e-book market with their own smart-phone-sized device.
The unique thing about their system different from Amazon Kindle and Apple iBook is, that the users will be able to download their e-book only at the retail bookstores.
角川書店.禁止進入?
Kazuhiro Shibazaki, the president told “Bookstores in town are the cultural centre of the area. Their disappearing means diminishment of culture”.
via Asahi Shimbun

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