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Sony Announcement about ePub format?

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Offline GlynThincs Reading A Long Way Back by Liz Wainwright
06 Aug 2012, 12:49 PM | Post: #1

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Sony Announcement about ePub format?

According to the New York Times last Thursday, Sony Electronics plans to announce that by the end of the year it will sell digital books only in the ePub format, an open standard created by a group including publishers like Random House and HarperCollins.
What does this mean for Sony users and Kindle books?
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Offline Andrew Ashling Reading The Beginnings of Rome by T.J. Cornell
04 Aug 2013, 05:06 PM | Post: #3

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RE: Sony Announcement about ePub format?

I'm not surprised. Epub is the de facto standard for ebooks.
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RE: Sony Announcement about ePub format?

Off the top of my head, I can't see how this will negatively effect any authors.

Sony tried (as they always do) to make their own ebook format but it seems that they're abandoning that and going with epub.
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06 Aug 2013, 03:55 PM | Post: #5

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RE: Sony Announcement about ePub format?

I'm not sure it would make any difference at all unless there are some Sony products out there that don't read the ePub format. I have a (rather elderly) PRS-600, and it reads ePub books just fine. Most end users may never even notice anything has changed unless they've been deliberately buying the Sony-specific format.
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RE: Sony Announcement about ePub format?

hi there I used to have the same ebook geez had nothing but trouble updating ebooks etc had to get a kindle instead, fortunately I use calibre, a free ebook management software that converts  EPUB TXT and others to MOBI formats that can be read by kindle.
  Due to not needing its own software (simply opens up as its own hard drive) it just appears on your computer and all your books live in documents, you can just pour them in, so far I have 488, not bad going.
  Good luck hun
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