Archive: April 19th, 2003

e-Book Review

I was bemused to see that an e-book version of Down And Out In the Magic Kingdom for Microsoft Reader is available for purchase at Amazon.

My bemusement stems from the fact that while the e-book version costs $22.95 and doesn’t allow printing or copying, completely free versions of the same book are available for download in unrestricted electronic formats with the blessing and encouragement of the author.

I submitted a review to Amazon praising the book but discouraging people from paying for the e-book version.

Fair play to Amazon; they published it.

They removed the link I had included to the downloadable versions of the book at the author’s site, but I’ll be charitable and assume that that’s due to a general policy at Amazon of not allowing links to external sites in customer reviews.