The Book Depository launches e-book store

<p>The Book Depository has launched an e-book store, making more than 340,000 e-books available for download. The e-tailer claimed this was &quot;a larger selection than any other UK retailer&quot;. </p><p>The e-books will be sold in three different formats - ePub, PDF and MS Reader - and the store enables customers to set a default reader, which customises results tailored to that device. The Book Depository is also selling a range of e-book readers and accessories. </p><p>Managing director Kieron Smith said: &quot;We want to make buying e-books as simple as possible for our customers. Our default reader feature means people won&rsquo;t have to worry about searching for compatible formats, only selecting great books from our huge range of superb titles.&quot;</p><p>As part of the launch, The Book Depository has partnered with <em>For Dummies</em> reference guides to create an <em>EBooks for Dummies</em> guide which will be exclusively available as a free download later in April. More than 11,000 e-books with no DRM restriction are also being made available for free. </p>