Joe Konrath is running an experiment concerning ebook piracy. Read “Steal This Ebook” on his blog.
Not having had a chance yet to read any of his books, I can’t yet recommend them. But I like his attitude and moxy. I purchased the Amazon Kindle edition for my iPhone and downloaded the zip file as well. When you buy a book on Amazon, you’re really only renting it for as long as Amazon doesn’t erase it and continues to support the platform. So I appreciate the zip file.
A $1.99 rented book is cheaper than a rented iTunes movie of which I often partake for those long sleepless red-eye flights. A good book is always better than a mediocre movie.
I wonder if the Netflix model would work with ebooks.