Friday, March 20, 2009

Read 'Dead and Gone' and all the Sookie books on an Ebook Reader

You may know about the Amazon Kindle but do you know about their competitor from Sony ?

What is a e-book reader ? HERE

I will post tomorrow about the Kindle. I have used both of these and they are both great.

You can purchase one here(prices start at $299)

Sony
makes 500,000 public domain book titles available to U.S. consumers for free

Google made Sony's Reader Digital Book more attractive to ebook fans on Thursday. A deal between the two tech giants makes 500,000 public domain book titles available to U.S. consumers for free. The books are out of copyright, which means they were published in 1923 or prior.

Sony's agreement with Google makes available more than 600,000 titles from its eBook Store, compared with 245,000 closed-format titles for Amazon's Kindle.

A button on the front page of Sony's eBook Store leads to the books from Google, which people can transfer to their PRS-505 or PRS-700 Reader at no cost. Those new to the store will need to set up an account and download Sony's free eBook Library software. Consumers without a Reader can read the text through Sony's free eBook Library software on a PC running Windows.

Through the Google Book Search project, the Mountain View, Calif. company has spent four years digitizing books from many of the world's leading libraries, including the Harvard University Library and New York Public Library. Digitized books range from Mark Twain to Jane Austen and other classic authors.

For books published since 1923, Google displays a "few snippets" of text around the search term after scanning it from one of the libraries, according to a Google spokeswoman. Google won't make all digitized books available through the Sony store.


1 comments:

Jessica said...

I have them all in paper, on audio, and now, on Kindle. Obsessive much? LOL!