Thursday, 31 August 2006

Free books to legally download

Google Books are now offering a service where you can download - for free - books that don't have copyright issues surrounding them.

Am wondering if there are any studies out there of the true cost of downloading and printing a book, namely:

  • paper cost

  • toner cost

  • download cost

  • printer usage cost

It would be interesting to see how that stacked up against the costs of buying the same book online or out of a bookstore, from the customers financial perspective.

1 comment:

  1. hmmmm..... in the brave new world though printing is obsolete, reading ebooks on PDA's when crammed into tube trians whilst listening to downloaded mp3's on ipods is the norm.Actually Windows has a text reader built in now as part of the acessibility function, you could get your PC to read you the book but it would sound like Stephen Hawkins.