Stanza Makes Deals with Romance ePublishers
Stanza is an ebook reading program for the iPhone. It boasts over 500,000 downloads since it’s debut. All Romance eBooks, an etailer that carries a number of small epublishers, has it’s own bookshelf whereby it lists the titles available for download. You select the book you are interested in and an excerpt downloads to your Stanza program. The excerpts have a link at the end in blue – www.allromanceebooks.com. You touch just the link and it should take you to the allromanceebooks.com website where you can then purchase the book.
BooksonBoard is offering the entire Samhain library through its site. You go to BooksonBoard and then purchase the books to download. Apparently these books are then downloaded to your iPhone and viewable via Stanza.
Like Fictionwise.com, neither AllRomance eBooks nor BooksonBoard have an iPhone optimized site. Half the time, the BooksonBoard special iPhone landing site has a 404 error for me. No idea why. For my druthers, the AllRomance Ebook has an easier interface since it works directly through Stanza for browsing. I’ve not been able to get the “buy link” to work. Maybe they could make it bigger (I think I must have inept fingers).
But kudos to Samhain, BooksonBoard, and AllRomance Ebooks for making it easier to get content on the iPhone.