Latest Sony Reader Stories

2009-07-29 15:12:06

Sony Corp. said it has made over 1 million books available on its electronic readers through Google's Book project, which digitizes classic books not under copyright protection. The addition of Google's library gives Sony the largest, most comprehensive collection of electronic books available anywhere on the market, Sony said on Wednesday. Amazon, Barnes & Noble and others are also rushing to boost their offerings to meet a growing demand for digital books on electronic readers. ...

2009-07-27 07:00:00

RICHMOND, Va., July 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Diesel eBooks (www.diesel-ebooks.com) is the first eBookstore to take part in the in the Google Books Preview program, which is an endeavor by Google Books to facilitate discovery of a wide variety of book content on the Internet. "We are delighted that Diesel eBooks is working with us by taking advantage of our free Preview API for Retailers. Now buyers on Diesel can not only find the books they want -- in digital form -- but browse a little of them...

2009-04-07 11:05:00

Discovery Communications is alleging a patent infringement suit against Amazon over the development of its Kindle reader, Reuters reported. Discovery chairman and founder John Hendricks first filed a patent for a device called the Everybook "” which appears to be quite similar to the Amazon Kindle and the Sony Reader "” 17 years ago. But after both Sony and Amazon refused to pay royalties, Discovery filed the suit against the two companies. Discovery was granted U.S. Patent No....

2009-03-19 11:55:00

Sony's electronic book-reading device will be updated with half a million free books from Google that are not protected by copyright, the Associated Press reported. Google's massive collection of scanned public-domain books will be made available to an e-book device for the first time, putting the Sony Reader past Amazon.com's Kindle as the device with the largest available library, at about 600,000 books. The scanned works include Charles Dickens' "A Tale of Two Cities" as well as nonfiction...

2009-03-18 23:01:00

SAN DIEGO, March 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Content for the Reader Digital Book by Sony just blew wide open. Starting today, The eBook Store from Sony will provide access to more than a half-million public domain books from Google optimized for current models of the Reader. At Sony's eBook store (ebookstore.sony.com), a button on the front page leads to the books from Google, which people can transfer to their PRS-505 or PRS-700 Reader at no cost. The process is seamless for Reader owners who have...

2009-02-09 08:15:00

Plastic Logic, the manufacturer of an electronic book reader, will publicly announce partnership deals this Monday and adds that they will release several huge publications to its future device. The company will create a 10.7-inch diagonal electronic exhibit, bigger than the Amazon Kindle or Sony Reader, two popular models. Plastic Logic hopes the device will be accessible early 2010. Amazon is also anticipated to announce a newer version of its popular Kindle on Monday too. Plastic Logic...

2009-02-02 09:00:00

LOS GATOS, Calif., Feb. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Smashwords (http://www.smashwords.com), a publisher of ebooks from independent authors, today became an official sponsor of Read an E-Book Week (http://www.ebookweek.com), to be held March 8-14. "The mission of Read an E-Book Week is to raise international awareness about the benefits of ebooks to authors, readers, educators and the media," said Rita Toews, founder of the non-profit event. "As a sponsor of the event, Smashwords will help...

2009-01-23 14:01:00

Libraries Give Booklovers another Choice for Content DENVER, Jan. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- American Library Association Mid-Winter Meeting -- Libraries have a new alternative for providing access to compelling reading material. Starting today, OCLC's NetLibrary will offer libraries five Sony Reader Mobile Collections - groups of eBooks which can be read on Sony's Reader Digital Book. The program includes a Reader model PRS-505, a collection of titles from leading publishers and all required...

2009-01-05 11:41:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- BooksOnBoard, the web's premiere ebookstore, has released over 30,000 eBook titles for iPhones. iPhone owners can now get most new release books anywhere on either Apple iPhone or iTouch with direct downloads to the device through the AT&T 3G network or through local wireless networks. Titles must be in the eReader eBook format and include, among 30,000+ others, titles by Gena Showalter, Nora Roberts, Michael Connelly, David Baldacci, Stieg...

2008-12-24 11:00:00

For a while now, consumers have ignored the electronic book because of its difficulty and the limited options to read. But thanks to Amazon.com's wireless Kindle gadget, the e-book has started to take hold.The Kindle was launched last year. It is so popular that it is out of stock until February. The shortage is creating an opportunity for Sony, which stepped up the publicity for its Reader device. The rivalry may indicate a change in the idea of reading."The perception is that e-books have...

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