Monday, October 4, 2010

Indie Review of Borders' Absolutely Awful (aka, Suicidal) e-Commerce Interface

Mike Cane @ The Digital Reader: "Having had a very good experience with Kobo’s Desktop software, I decided to download the Kobo Borders Desktop app and see if it would provide an alternative to buying ePub eBooks from Sony (the ePub DRM is “classic” Adobe DRM and compatible with the Sony Reader). The installation went smoothly. While it lacks the stylistic panache of Kobo’s store, the interface is basically the same. While basic (I’d really like to see a Date Published or Date Added To Store sort option!), it’s easy to zip through book listings and categories. It seemed all WIN. Until I hit the brutal Brick Wall of FAIL. ..."