When Gizmodo blogger Mat Honan was reading Haruki Murakami‘s 1Q84 yesterday, he discovered that the eBook was only available to him on the device that he purchased it on. He wrote an angry post about eBook DRM.
Gizmodo has since updated the post: “Paul Bogaards of Random House notes that 1Q84, and all its titles, support a six device limit … Also today, Amazon public relations responded to my previous query, contradicting what its customer service department told me, and noting that ‘There is no one-book limit on this title, there was an error that affected very few readers that has since been corrected.’”
Amazon is very proud of its Whispersync technology, a tool that gives you the ability to read Kindle books on any device with your highlights, notes and the page you are on all in sync without having to use any wires or do any backups.
Editor’s Note: We have updated the story as it evolved.