I do this because Apple is incompetent and, among other things, can’t produce a workable iOS eBook reader (Wait, audiobooks are now worse). A set of folders and descriptive file names is the most scalable solution we can manage across iOS and OS X. Yeah, I could leave Apple — if I cut off my right arm. Apple and Google live and breathe customer lock-in, and i’m well locked.
Since iOS 9 and some Google Drive update this no longer works. It still works for dropbox, so this is probably Google’s fault.
Nonetheless, it makes eBooks suck even more.
Which brings me to those recent articles pointing out that people now buy paper books, not eBooks. I’ve read explanations ranging from mystical beauties of paper to the high cost of digital books. Nobody mentions the DRM (FairPlay, Adobe, etc) and the data lock, including proprietary file formats, that block development of decent cross-platform eBook solutions.
I feel like a raving loon. Or like the sighted man in the country of the blind ranting about the approaching lava flow.
Damnit Jim, it’s the DRM.