According to Wired Magazine, Newsweek is publishing four books on presidential and VP candidates, based on the coverage these guys have gotten in the past few months. These booksÂ of pre-published articles and are tailored towards informing voters about these candidates.
Folks are complaining about the proprietary format of these books, and I am sure Newsweek could’ve gotten these books out in PDF format, but Sony reader does not have enough users to take advantage of these books. Now, if you are a voter, and you are trying to read a book on candidates this late in the campaign, I got to say, you should probably not vote or look for a better way to get informed. After all, it’s been very hard for me to avoid political news these days. You open up Digg.com, and you see 100s of news items on the election. You turn the TV on and it’s all about politics. I think what Amazon and Newsweek are doing is amazing, but people should stop complaining about the proprietary format and get on with it. You can’t have everything in life now can you. Besides, it wouldn’t be fair for Amazon to sell the books for cheap just for people to open them up and share the PDFs on P2P networks, now would it?[story via Wired]