What do you think of the Sony reader digital book?
I want to get a Sony Reader digital book, however, I would like to know if you like it, and what other people think of this device.
It’s okay, I’d go with the Amazon Kindle though. I’ve used both, and would say I get more out of my Amazon Kindle.
Can you read a Sony Reader Digital Book in the dark?
I am looking at the PRS300R model. Does it have a backlight so it can be read in the dark? If not, does Sony or another company make a digital book reader that a person can read in the dark?
Most eInk eReaders simulate actual books, so you will need to get a light for those models in order to read in the dark. It is just like you need book light when reading books in dark. Most readers prefer eInk over backlit models, however, Barnes & Noble does offer the nook in color, and it is backlit. While I don’t really like the backlighting, many people do, so you may want to look at it.
I’ve got the Kindle and I just picked up a light designed for my Kindle.
I love my Kindle! I’m not sure if it helps, but between the Kindle and the Sony Reader, I’ll suggest you to go for the Kindle instead of Sony. The Kindle is better because it has free wireless and text-to-speech function. There are more ebooks you can find available for the Kindle, and books on the Kindle are quite a lot cheaper too.
And in case you don’t know, Amazon has recently slashed prices on the Kindle, and gives you international wireless access and native PDF support… So take the chance if you want it.
Hope it helps
Is the Sony Reader Digital Book worth the money?
I’m thinking of buying the Sony Reader Digital Book, but I’m not sure if it’s worth the money. I’m an avid reader but I’m not sure if I’m ready to give up regular books. Also, where can you download the “digital” books?
If you are in the U.S., I’ll suggest you to go for the Kindle instead of Sony Reader. See the question above this one.
I own the Kindle and I love it! It is better than Sony Reader because Amazon provides good content support, and the number of books available in Kindle format keeps increasing (right now there are over 800,000 Kindle books). With the Sony Reader, however, many users complain that it is difficult to find suitable books. Other benefits of the Kindle over Sony Reader include the free wireless internet access, and the text-to-speech function.
If you often read PDF, you may want to go for the Kindle DX. The regular Kindle is a little small to use the pdf viewer with much success.
Amazon books on Sony Reader Digital Book?
Can I buy e-books from Amazon and put the on the Sony Digital Book? Or is that just limited to the Kindle?
You cannot buy ebooks from Amazon for the Sony Reader.
the difference between the sony reader digital book and kindle by amazon?
I just learned that I am getting the Kindle from my husband for christmas.(so excited) Anyway I was looking at the add for target and came across the digital reader from sony. Does anyone know what the difference is??? If so which one is better then??? thanks (although i am keeping the Kindle -its from my husband.)
In addition to the advantages mentioned by the other posters, the Kindle has on more major one – the selection available. Amazon currently offers about 800,000 titles in Kindle format, and they’re adding more all the time. The last time I checked, Sony had far less available. With that much selection available, you can pretty much guarantee always having something to read that you will enjoy.
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How do you remove books from the Sony eReader 500 but not the library?
I recently purchased the Sony eReader PRS-505 and have almost filled up the memory. I cannot figure out how to remove the books I have read from the reader without completely deleting them from my list. I am used to the iPod interface where you can just un-check the song in the library and it will remove it from the iPod playlists. Any suggestions?
Huh, I just fired it up and apparently they removed that function. It used to be more iTunes-like.
The best way I can think of is to create collections. To create a “collection”, use the large “+” symbol on the bottom-left of the window. Call one “Keep” or whatever you want. Move the books you do want in to the “Keep”. Be sure to remove what you don’t want from that collection, it should still be in your main “Library”.
Under the “Sync” sub-head under your reader, uncheck “Books” and but keep the collections you want checked. This should remove them from your ebook but not your library.
I just did this actually.
How do you find the dictionary on the Sony eReader Touch Edition?
I have had my eReader for a while and like I said in the question it is a Sony eReader Touch Edition and I can’t seem to find how to work the dictionary. So if anyone can help me, I would really appreciate it! Thanks in advance!! [:
Just double tap on a word you don’t know and the definition appears below. Or tap on settings -> advanced settings and then dictionary.
How to delete all collections from my Sony Ereader?
I have a Sony EReader 600 touch. I went and deleted all my books, but I can’t delete the collection folders. So even though I have no books in them, I can’t delete the collection folder. Is there a way to do this?
I have the same problem! Additionally, I don’t see these collection in the sony library software, so I can not use “sync” to remove them.
how do I take borrowed books from the library and sync them to my sony Ereader pocket edition?
I just got a sony ereader as a present, I have gone to two libraries and they said “oh yeah, totally easy because it works with Adobe.” Well now I have six borrowed books in adobe but have no idea how to transfer them into the sony reader library to then be synced to my reader.
I tried to just sync from Adobe, but I didn’t find anything close to a sync function.
I have a Sony e-reader pocket and had to download the e-library program from the Sony site to be able to put anything on my reader. . After you download the program and go through the instructions, just save your adobe files to the software, then plug in your reader and transfer the files. I’ve only downloaded e-pub files to my reader from Google books, so it is only theoretical if this will work the same way. You could also contact Sony customer support and they may be more help.
Which websites allow you to purchase ebooks for the Sony Ereader?
I am aware of the sony ebook store, ReadStore, but I can’t find any other ones that will allow ebooks for the sony ereader. Thanks so much!
On a Sony Reader you can read PDF and Adobe Digital Editions epub, in some models you can even read TXT. If you are trying to buy books at B&N, Apple or Amazon, you will not be able to read them using a Sony as those stores in particular either use a different format (Amazon, with Kindle), or have exclusive proprietary DRM that blocks their books from being read in certain competitive devices (i.e. Barnes and Noble Nook or Apple, which both read the formats, but not if they have DRM from Sony). That being said you can buy books even from the Kobo ebook store and read them in your Sony. In addition, you can read non DRM ebooks using your Sony as long as they are in the mentioned formats.
Some ebook stores I have used:
Diesel eBooks – http://www.diesel-ebooks.com/
Fictionwise – http://www.fictionwise.com/
Kobo – http://www.kobobooks.com/lists/New_Releases/4slNPERSxU6UXGhwaM1PGw-1.html
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How long before we get a color Kindle? Maybe not as long as you think. Engaget is reporting that E Ink Holdings (formally PVI), the group responsible for the screens housed in Amazon’s Kindle and Sony’s Readers, is offering samples of its new color panels to manufacturers.
The new screen are also capacitive, meaning touch-based interactions will be drastically improved. While Amazon may initially choose to wait for a more established and tested technology to emerge before releasing a multicolored Kindle, China-based Hanvon has already taken the bait, promising to release color E Ink readers by the end of the year.
Several media outlets are reporting today that The Wall Street Journal and the New York Post have exclusive subscription deals with Sony through their newest electronic readers.
The Reader Daily Edition, brand new & offered by Sony at around $400, will be the only eReader that carries the New York Post, and readers will pay $9.99 a month for the subscription.
The Wall Street Journal is already available on Amazon’s Kindle for $14.99 per month, and for an additional $5.00, Sony subscribers can subscribe to the after-market update.
The Wall Street Journal and the New York Post have joined Time, Cosmopolitan, and Sports Illustrated in working to improve their digital offerings….could eReaders be the saving grace for the failing newspaper industry?
Just heard yesterday that Sony’s Reader models are running low! Better hurry up and order your Sony Reader if you want it this Christmas!
eReaders are HOT SELLERS this holiday season! Today, Sony announced it’s highly anticipated “Daily Edition” eReader might not be available in December. It seems the demand for eReaders has literally exploded and Sony isn’t sure it can fill the pre-orders, much less ship to retail outlets, too.
The latest is that the Sony Daily Edition won’t be shipped until between December 18th through January 8, according to sources at Sony. Even these dates are still not confirmed, and may still change…much to the disappointment of millions of eager readers hoping to grab one during the holiday season.
Here’s a great video review of Sony’s eReader!