Microsoft store closes its e-books venture

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Did you build your e-book library through the Microsoft Store? You’ll have to roll out a change in plans. Microsoft has removed e-books from its online portal, however, plans to remove access to existing buys and rentals go toward the beginning of July. It is anything but a total misfortune when Microsoft plans to offer refunds as store credit, including $25 additional on the off chance that you’ve made annotations before April second.

Be that as it may, that still abandons you paying to re-stock your library through an outsider administration – and any notes you’ve made will vanish into the ether.

Microsoft didn’t freely clarify the move. Nonetheless, ZDNet heard that the organization pulled e-books from its store in an offer to “streamline” its focus, much similarly that it retreated from digital music. The Microsoft Store is most appealing for its applications nowadays, and dropping e-books would mirror that need.

There’s likewise a technical reality that may have incited the change. Microsoft has touted the present form of Edge as perfect for searching, yet it won’t have as a lot of preference on that front when it changes to Chromium. Basically, there probably won’t be much impetus to contend when Microsoft is going head to head against digital book giants like Amazon and doesn’t have an approach to emerge.

Microsoft in an announcement emphasized that it was “streamlining [its] focus” on the store, and noted that you’d only wind up with store credit if your original payment method is no longer valid or on file.

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