Recently we asked our readers where do you they go to buy
their physical books, and offered some locations where readers could go to buy
their books, which sadly is not as many as it used to be. With the proliferation
of eBooks and Apps, we wonder which of the marketplaces people enjoy shopping
1. iTunes for App Store and iBookstore
The Apple-owned iTunes
boasts the largest selection of music and apps one could want. With
Apple Tablets and smartphones dominating the industry, this is the number one
place for consumers to find the apps they are looking for. The problem for
Apple is the iBookstore
and consumers do not frequent this marketplace for eBooks because of limited
quantities and typically higher prices than their competition.
Boasting one of the most trafficked
sites on the Internet, the Amazon eBookstore
for their Kindle devices has over 1 million books to offer and a nice App
for users to surf. Amazon also boasts a great online-streaming
service for movies and TV shows, making it one of the biggest providers of
content for users of their devices.
The website for Barnes
, and its accompanying App Store and eBookstore, actually boast
the largest number of eBooks that a consumer would want to buy. The new video
service and a fairly serviceable App Store make this content provider fairly
user-friendly. The Nook Kids portion also boasts more interactive eBooks and
regular eBooks for children than any other content-provider.
is the world’s largest App store, and provides content for a wide
variety of Android-software supported devices. Although their marketplace for
eBooks is sorely lacking, there are a wide variety of ways to get ePub files on
the open marketplace that are all legible on most Google-friendly tablets and
This is the place where Kobo and
Sony customers go to shop, at their respective eBookstores. These devices and
their accompanying App Stores and eBookstores offer little different than most
of what is already out there, and the devices to read this content are not as
popular as the rest of this list.
Let us know what devices and platforms you find the best for
you! We are excited to hear about any new platforms too!