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2009-11-19 13:53:54

Early demand for Sony's latest electronic reader was higher than expected in advance of the holidays and will likely result in shipment delays, Reuters reported. Sony's $399 e-book reader, called the Daily Edition and geared to newspaper viewing, will be sold on a first come, first serve basis, according to Kyle Austin, a Sony spokesman. Austin told Reuters that the number of people that signed up to be notified of the Daily's availability exceeded their expectations over the last few months...

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2009-10-21 07:45:00

Barnes and Noble unveiled its new electronic reader on Tuesday, launching itself into a crowded market dominated by devices such as the popular Amazon Kindle and Sony Reader. The nation's largest bookstore chain said the "Nook" would be available at the end of November, at a cost of $259 "“ the same price as the Kindle.  The Nook, which is powered by Google's Android operating system, is roughly the size of a paperback book, and can store up to 1,500 e-books, or up to 17,500 with...

2009-10-01 08:40:00

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of a six year plan to broadly release the multi-genre line of stories written by L. Ron Hubbard in the 1930s and 1940s, Author Services, Inc., the literary agency established specifically to handle Mr. Hubbard's many works, has announced the launch of the Stories from the Golden Age in several popular eBook formats. (To obtain a free eBook of The Devil's Rescue by L. Ron Hubbard, go to www.goldenagestories.com/html/optinform.php.)...

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2009-08-25 15:19:44

Sony Corp on Tuesday unveiled its first touch-screen electronic reader to feature wireless capability. The company's newest e-reader, called the Reader Daily Edition, features a 7-inch touch screen electronic ink display, wireless connectivity and a 3G connection provided by AT&T. Sony said its users would not have to pay an extra fee to use AT&T's network. The Daily Edition will be publicly available in December for $399. Sony's announcement represents the company's intention to...

2009-08-25 10:00:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Delivering on its promise to give consumers a variety of choices, Sony today announced the third member of its new Reader family - the Reader Daily Edition(TM), a highly-anticipated wireless model with 3G connectivity. The Daily Edition caps its new line of Reader products, joining the Reader Pocket Edition(TM) and the Reader Touch Edition(TM) which were announced earlier this month. The Reader Pocket Edition and the Reader Touch Edition are available...

2009-08-25 10:00:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Further evidence of the broad support for its open approach to digital reading, Sony today announced relationships with a variety of traditional and digital publishers who provide content in industry standard formats to create a universe of reading material compatible with the Reader. All of these sites will offer content in the EPUB format, the International Digital Publishing Forum's (IDPF) XML-based standard format for reflowable digital books and...

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2009-08-14 07:00:00

Sony unveiled plans on Thursday to convert its e-book store to an industry standard format. The company said the move "allows Sony to make its e-book store compatible with multiple devices and its Reader devices open to multiple sources for content." The Japanese electronics giant said it would convert its e-book store to ePub formats by the end of the year as part of "an effort to take the confusion out of digital book formats." It said it plans to drop the copy-protection software on the...

2009-08-13 07:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- In an effort to take the confusion out of digital book formats, Sony today announced its plan to convert its eBook store to the industry-standard EPUB format by the end of the year. Adopting an industry-standard format and Adobe(R) Content Server 4 (ACS4), a popular, cross platform server software solution that copy protects downloadable eBooks, allows Sony to make its eBook store compatible with multiple devices and its Reader devices open to multiple...

2009-08-06 11:37:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- McGraw-Hill Education announced today that it has expanded its strategic alliance with Amazon.com, Inc., to introduce the publisher's higher education content on Kindle and Kindle DX, Amazon's portable readers that wirelessly download books, blogs, magazines and newspapers to a high-resolution electronic paper display. This collaboration builds upon the wide range of McGraw-Hill Professional titles, which have been available through the digital device since...

2009-08-04 23:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony is today delivering on its promise of making digital readers and eBooks accessible and affordable for consumers with the introduction of two new Readers. Part of a new Reader line, the Reader Pocket Edition(TM) puts a library in your hands for as little as $199. Both the Reader Pocket Edition and the Reader Touch Edition(TM) will be available at the end of August, at SonyStyle.com, SonyStyle stores and select retail partners. Also, new releases and...


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