Now You Can Download eBooks to Your Sony® Reader!

by Bufkinite@evpl on Saturday, May 16 2009, 4:10pm. Viewed 1,189 times.

Sony eReaderEVPL customers have been asking about when they'll be able to load eBooks onto their Sony® Readers or Amazon Kindles.  Beginning May 15th, they can start downloading eBooks to the Sony® Readers, thanks to the availability of eBooks from OverDrive in the new Adobe® EPUB format.

On the OverDrive pages, there is an entire page devoted to frequently asked questions about the EPUB format, as well a page listing all of the titles available for download in the new format.

More about the Sony® Reader can be found at Sony's web site.

Due to Digital Rights Management (DRM) issues, and the fact that it was primarily invented to push proprietary content, the Amazon Kindle is not supported by any format currently provided by OverDrive.  Also, early reviews about difficulty migrating Kindle 1 content to the Kindle 2 device should give avid readers pause when it comes to investing in a Kindle.

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peachblossom wrote
on Saturday, May 30 2009, 6:03pm

This is great news.  Next to my library card, the Sony Reader has been my best entertainment "investment".  As a result of the reader, I can actually carry clothes in my suitcase instead of the 8 - 10 books I generally carry with me on any trip.

kiya@evpl wrote
on Sunday, May 31 2009, 3:46pm

You pack the way I do!  I don't have a Sony Reader, but have 6-10 books on my ITouch at any given time.  I haven't figured out yet if the E-Pub books work on that - mine have all been purchased at Fictionwise  (  - I'll have to put more effort into figuring out if these work with Ipods.