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.
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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