Amazon has acquired Stanza ebook reader

Did you know that Amazon has acquired Stanza, the hugely popular ebook reader for the iPod and iPod Touch? Yep, they have.

Part of what made Stanza so popular, besides being free, was its ability to read multiple ebook formats, and convert ebooks you already own, for free, to the reader. I wonder if Amazon’s going to try to cash in on that? I wonder if they’ve finally realized that open-ebook standards is the way to go?

What do you think?

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About Cheryl Rainfield

I write the books I needed and couldn't find as a teen. I write teen fiction--paranormal fantasy and gritty realistic fiction. I'm the author of SCARS (WestSide Books, 2010) #1 ALA QuickPicks, and Governor General Literary Award Finalist, HUNTED (WestSide Books, Oct 2011), STAINED (Harcourt, 2013), The Last Dragon (HIP Books, Sept 2009), and Walking Both Sides (HIP Books, 2011). I also enjoy drawing, surfing the web, connecting with people I like, doing crafts, and being with my dog.
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  3. Cheryl,

    Even if Amazon doesn’t get the message about DRM the competition certainly does. As the author of the Flores Girl: The Children God Forgot novel, my eBook is now a featured work at, which is a free smartphone competitor to Stanza, and I have to say that the reader response has been overwhelming to my novel. People like the convenience of their iPhone and they really don’t want to carry another device around, i.e. the Kindle, so Amazon is basically hedging their bets with this acquisition.

    Erik John Bertel

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