Tag Archives: Sony

It’s Not Dead: Sony Releases Updates for Sony Reader App for iDevices

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Sony may have shut down their ebook store in much of the world but they continue to invest in the Sony Reader Store in Japan. Over the past couple days Sony has rolled out a couple updates to their ebook service, including a new browser reader and an update to the Sony Reader app for iDevices. On ...

Scribd Passes Oyster, Sony as a Source of Revenue for Indie Authors

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When it comes to picking the victor of the ebook subscription market, the jury may still be out but early results say that Scribd has a clear lead. Mark Coker, founder of Smashwords, shared some details today on the Smashwords blog concerning indie revenues earned via Scribd. Scribd launched their ebook subscription service in late 2013 ...

The Other Shoe Drops – Sony to Close Worldwide Reader Store, Hand Customers to Kobo

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The ebook retailer formerly known as Sony sent out an email to its customers this morning, telling them that it plans to close the Reader Store in Europe and Australia in the middle of June. It's official: Sony is (mostly) getting out of ebooks. Following just over a month after shutting down the NA branch of the ...

Ten Years Ago This Week, the Sony Librie Ships in Japan

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The grandaddy of all modern ebook readers shipped 10 years ago this week in Japan. The Sony Librie was certainly not the most successful ereader, but it paved the way for all that came after. Its influence can be seen in everything from the keyboard on the original Kindle to the 6" screen found on most ...

Sony Releases New Sony Reader App for iPad, iPhone With Epub3 Support

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Sony launched a new version of the Sony Reader app for iOS earlier this week, and for the first time the app now offers limited support for Epub3. But only if you buy ebooks in Japan. As odd as it may sound, Sony has released a new reading app which is only available in iTunes Japan, ...

My E-Reading Life: Greetings from New Contributor

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Hello, everyone. Those of you who’ve been following e-reading for a while might know me as former Senior Writer for TeleRead.com, where I’ve been for the last six years. I talked a little about the history of e-reading that happened during the six years I was writing there in my farewell post to the site. For ...