Microsoft is bringing an e-book store to Windows 10 with the Creators Update
Screenshots of an upcoming build of the Windows Store have revealed that Microsoft is workong on a new e-book store for the Windows 10 Creators Update that will allow users to buy and download books directly on their PC's and phones.
According to a report from MSPU, these books will open with Microsoft Edge by default, with the buying experience being identical to that of buying an app or game on the Windows Store currently.
Windows Central can confirm that an e-book store has been in the plans for Windows 10 for sometime now. I first heard about an e-book store back before the Anniversary Update had been completed, so it's good to see these plans finally making their way out the door.
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By Jez Corden
I think Edge may be a good modern web browser in time -- so I don't want to come to hate it by using it pre- that time.
Tiny print but with that PPI, no problem. If blue light reduction comes to mobile, then even better.
The app still works for me since, I suppose, I had it installed before they killed it but as you could imagine, it's buggy as hell.
This new feature on the other hand could be open to individual publishers just like for apps, letting people distribute their own content directely.
1) ebook store - check
2) audio book store
3) podcast (audio/video) store (that actually works)
4) Direct public library access [APPLICATIONS] 1) Full featured ebook reader for (epub, mobi, pdf, txt, drm, syncing),
2) Full featured audio book player (speed control & bookmarking, syncing) - just integrate into Groove,
3) Full featured podcast/video cast (speed control & bookmarking, syncing) - just integrate into Movies. [BONUS] 1) Have Cortana read the ebook back to me (let me choose voice, speed, etc.),
2) Cortana to offer to continue playing ebook, audiobook, podcast during downtime.
I suppose this is what it turned into.