OverDrive and Sony to Promote eBooks from Libraries


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Sony Electronics, Inc., developer of the Sony Reader Digital Book, recently announced a joint marketing agreement with OverDrive. Both companies will market OverDrive’s network of more than 9,000 libraries worldwide and Sony Reader devices, which are compatible with all EPUB eBooks and most Adobe PDF eBooks offered on hundreds of OverDrive-powered download websites.

With this announcement, we can anticipate increased traffic to our ‘Virtual Branch’ website by Sony Reader owners looking to borrow EPUB and PDF eBooks using the Library Finder powered by OverDrive or http://search.overdrive.com.

is the new industry standard for eBooks, as accepted by the International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF), and is compatible with Windows® and Mac®. EPUB offers reflowable text to fit any screen size and supports interactive graphics.

In addition, Sony also announced the release of a lower cost Reader model, the Reader Pocket Edition™, which retails for $199.99 USD and is available in three different colors. Sony is expected to also release a model featuring Wi-Fi connectivity (Reader Daily Edition™) by year-end. To date, our patrons can purchase the Sony Reader PRS-505, PRS-700, the new Reader Touch Edition™, and the Reader Pocket Edition.

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