isn't DRM fun? and then locking us down to one device line or another on top of it..
TBH its why i do enjoy my IPad, while not much better on the DRM its built in book reader is nice enough to stick with (and its free with the device) and a quick jailbreak makes it easy enough to import other digital books to the Ibook reader for other ones that i had..
sucks having everything stuck in itunes though.. fucking can't stand itunes...
curiously enough, I can find ebooks fine via torrents. Not as many as I'd like to, but a whole good bunch of them. I got my mother a Paperwhite for Christmas, and downloaded a bunch of ebooks in Italian (I'm surprised there even WERE torrents for those, it's like Italy is a third world country or something).
Also, Calibre is a good application I've been using, and it's free.
I don't get these people who are all like 'Feel of pages, smell of book!' I pick up books because I like reading, not the feel or smell of paper. I want as many books as I can digest with my eyes, and I don't want to break the bank or my back getting them. So e-reader was not a hard decision.
Any way, if you can get the book files on your hard drive, using a file converter breaks the drm. Means it won't work with cloud storage though.