Originally Posted by zinzan
Just a quick question - how do you get around the territorial restrictions on those sites? WHsmith and Ebooks.com won't let me buy from there due to 'Copyright' restrcitions. The only site i've successfully purchased off using an irish based credit card is Waterstones - an they are expensive, have a limited range and the site is rubbish for searching ebooks.
I've also tried other sites (fictionwise etc.) but all restrict their distribution to their own areas, meaning people in Ireland who actually want to buy ebooks can't.
It's a pathetic situation and as a result I have no qualms whatsoever sourcing my ebooks for free.
Hi zinzan, I haven't had any problems buying off the WH Smith UK site, I have bought several books from them and find them very reasonable/ I just put in my normal Irish address and 'ROI' for the postcode and have had no problems.
With the US sites, I have been able to buy some books, but then sometimes I will get through right to the end of the sale only to be told I can't buy it. I think it depends on the publisher. The only site I have had real problems with is the Sony Ereaders own site, I haven't managed to buy any books from then, but I know some people on here have got around the geographical restrictions.
I also use www.booksonboard.com
they have quite a good selection, but some books I haven't been able to buy, like I said, think it is down to the publisher. They aren't massively cheap, but selection is better than most.
Have to agree about Waterstones, terrible site!