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Sony entering the crowded iOS ebook market with its new Reader app
If you’re an iOS user, there are a wide variety of choices for reading ebooks — there’s the first-party iBooks solution, as well as strong options from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Google. If, for some reason, those apps don’t meet your needs, Sony has just announced the availability of its Reader iOS app. Much like the aforementioned apps, Sony Reader lets you log in with your Sony credentials and download all of your purchased books to your iOS device. While the app itself doesn’t appear to do much to distinguish itself from the other ebook readers available for iOS, it’s an important part of Sony’s overall entertainment strategy — it wants to get its services on as many devices as possible. Reader is already available for Android, as is Sony’s Video Unlimited and Music Unlimited apps (the latter of which is also available on iOS). And while we’d be surprised if this app gained much traction on iOS, it’ll be useful for those out there using one of Sony’s E Ink readers who also want to read on their iPhone.
Source: http://www.theverge.com By: Nathan Ingraham – November 5, 2012
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First Edition Design Publishing is the world’s largest eBook and POD (Print On Demand) book distributor. Ranked first in the industry, First Edition Design Publishing converts and formats manuscripts for every type of platform (e-reader). They submit Fiction, Non-Fiction, Academic and Children’s Books to Amazon, Apple, Barnes and Noble, Sony, Google, Kobo, Diesel, 3M, Ingram, Baker and Taylor, Nielsen, EBSCO, and over 100,000 additional on-line locations including retailers, libraries, schools, colleges and universities. The company’s POD division creates printed books and makes them available worldwide through their distribution network. First Edition Design Publishing is a licensed and approved Aggregator and holds licenses with Apple and Microsoft.