For reasons that have never been fully clear, Microsoft released a book store for Windows 10 back in 2017. The Edge browser received support for EPUB books, the Store Microsoft had a category book offering a range of free and free books. No longer: yesterday, the company finished selling books entirely.
We can not imagine the bookstore was once a major business. Combined with the decision to abandon your Edge browser and switch to Chromium, it's not surprising that keeping eBooks is more than what Microsoft wants to do.
Those few people who bought books will have until July to read them, and then you will get a full refund. All books ordered through the service are destroyed, including free of charge.
This is the second major media area Microsoft has dropped out of abandoning the music business in 201
Loss of the first music and then books highlight in many ways Microsoft's inability to produce a mobile platform for the mass market. An online music store and bookstore are table betting for a smartphone platform; they are the smallest offers that need to be both available and integrated because every other mobile platform is there. Music integration is also an important element for home digital assistant devices such as Amazon Echo; this is another space in which Microsoft has made some effort before withdrawing
When Microsoft has neither a mobile platform nor any interest in the digital assistants market, the rationale for the continued existence of these media services is evaporating. The close integration of these services is less important in the desktop operating system world, so reducing the ability of third parties to fill the gap is a viable option.