Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsSony Reader
IN THE NEWS

Sony Reader

FEATURED ARTICLES
BUSINESS
October 21, 2009 | Alex Pham
Barnes & Noble Inc., looking ahead to the next chapter in digital publishing, took the wraps off an electronic book reader, dubbed "nook." Anyone who has read Dr. Seuss' "One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish" will recall Theodor Geisel's Nook who took a look at the book on a hook. For Barnes & Noble's $259 device, the hook is its ability to let users lend their books to their friends for up to 14 days at a time. Using the LendMe feature, nook owners can send a copy of their digital titles to their friends' iPhone, iPod Touch, BlackBerry or computer.
ARTICLES BY DATE
BUSINESS
March 28, 2012 | By Salvador Rodriguez, Los Angeles Times
The "Harry Potter" series, which has conquered mediums from hardcover books to movies, is finally available in e-book format. The books by J.K. Rowling can be purchased on Pottermore.com for $7.99 for the first three books, $9.99 for the last four installments, or $57.54 for the series. "Today is a great day for 'Harry Potter' fans and e-book readers alike," said Charlie Redmayne, chief executive of Pottermore. "Not only is this phenomenally popular series available in e-book form for the first time, but across an extensive range of devices and platforms, thanks to unique collaborations with leading online retailers.
Advertisement
BUSINESS
September 30, 2009 | Alex Pham
Will digital books catch fire this holiday? According to an online survey, 1 in 5 shoppers said they planned to buy an electronic book reader such as a Sony Reader or Amazon Kindle this year. When asked what they would like to get as a gift, about 1 in 10 cited a digital book reader. Portable music players, once the hot holiday ticket, got just 3.4% of the vote, while game consoles came in at 6%, according to the survey commissioned by Retrevo, a gadget review website. Likely buyers tend to be men under 35 years old who are living in the Northeast, where more people use public transportation, with an average annual household income of more than $100,000, according to the survey of 771 respondents.
BUSINESS
March 14, 2012 | By Alex Pham
With daily headlines about online bullying, unsafe apps and Internet addiction, what's a harried parent to do?  The last thing they want to do is read a book. But that's just what Scott Steinberg hopes they will do. The technology consultant and founder of TechSavvy Global in Seattle on Wednesday came out with "The Modern Parent's Guide to Kids and Video Games," the first in a series of books. Why read Steinberg's book when there are 712 titles on Amazon under "technology parenting"?
BUSINESS
July 17, 2010 | By Alex Pham, Los Angeles Times
Goodreads, a social network for readers: http://www.goodreads.com/about/how_it_works Scribd, a digital publishing and social networking platform: http://www.scribd.com/ Vook, sells digital books that inegrates videos: http://vook.com/ Google Books, search the text of millions of book, browse and download public domain books: http://books.google.com/ Simon & Schuster eBookstore: http://ebooks.simonandschuster.com/ Barnes & Noble Online Bookstore: http://www.
BUSINESS
May 6, 2011 | By Nathan Olivarez Giles, Los Angeles Times
Barnes & Noble Inc. is set to announce a new e-reader May 24, according to a regulatory filing from the company. "In a meeting with investor analysts on May 4, 2011, Barnes & Noble Inc. ... indicated it expects to make an announcement on May 24, 2011, regarding the launch of a new e-reader device," Barnes & Noble said in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The bookseller and e-reader maker didn't say what the new device would be called, cost or look like.
BUSINESS
March 28, 2012 | By Salvador Rodriguez, Los Angeles Times
The "Harry Potter" series, which has conquered mediums from hardcover books to movies, is finally available in e-book format. The books by J.K. Rowling can be purchased on Pottermore.com for $7.99 for the first three books, $9.99 for the last four installments, or $57.54 for the series. "Today is a great day for 'Harry Potter' fans and e-book readers alike," said Charlie Redmayne, chief executive of Pottermore. "Not only is this phenomenally popular series available in e-book form for the first time, but across an extensive range of devices and platforms, thanks to unique collaborations with leading online retailers.
BUSINESS
March 14, 2012 | By Alex Pham
With daily headlines about online bullying, unsafe apps and Internet addiction, what's a harried parent to do?  The last thing they want to do is read a book. But that's just what Scott Steinberg hopes they will do. The technology consultant and founder of TechSavvy Global in Seattle on Wednesday came out with "The Modern Parent's Guide to Kids and Video Games," the first in a series of books. Why read Steinberg's book when there are 712 titles on Amazon under "technology parenting"?
BUSINESS
March 19, 2009 | Sara Nelson
Three weeks after the release of Amazon.com's Kindle 2, Sony Corp. -- the first major company to introduce an electronic book device, the Sony Reader -- said it would offer customers half a million public domain books that have been optimized by Google Inc. These books, which will join the 100,000 or so available for purchase at the Sony bookstore and other sites, will be free and searchable by title, author and topic.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 12, 2010 | By Carolyn Kellogg, Los Angeles Times
Not that long ago, e-books were an oddity: Devices were expensive, and those who invested in them struggled to find something good to read. But the age of preferring paperbacks is starting to look like the late era of CDs — e-books are ascendant. This summer, Amazon.com announced that shoppers on its site purchased more e-books for the Kindle than hardcovers in its spring quarter. If you're not already carrying around an e-reader, you might find yourself giving one a try before the year is out. E-reader price wars When Amazon.
BUSINESS
May 6, 2011 | By Nathan Olivarez Giles, Los Angeles Times
Barnes & Noble Inc. is set to announce a new e-reader May 24, according to a regulatory filing from the company. "In a meeting with investor analysts on May 4, 2011, Barnes & Noble Inc. ... indicated it expects to make an announcement on May 24, 2011, regarding the launch of a new e-reader device," Barnes & Noble said in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The bookseller and e-reader maker didn't say what the new device would be called, cost or look like.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 12, 2010 | By Carolyn Kellogg, Los Angeles Times
Not that long ago, e-books were an oddity: Devices were expensive, and those who invested in them struggled to find something good to read. But the age of preferring paperbacks is starting to look like the late era of CDs — e-books are ascendant. This summer, Amazon.com announced that shoppers on its site purchased more e-books for the Kindle than hardcovers in its spring quarter. If you're not already carrying around an e-reader, you might find yourself giving one a try before the year is out. E-reader price wars When Amazon.
BUSINESS
July 17, 2010 | By Alex Pham, Los Angeles Times
Goodreads, a social network for readers: http://www.goodreads.com/about/how_it_works Scribd, a digital publishing and social networking platform: http://www.scribd.com/ Vook, sells digital books that inegrates videos: http://vook.com/ Google Books, search the text of millions of book, browse and download public domain books: http://books.google.com/ Simon & Schuster eBookstore: http://ebooks.simonandschuster.com/ Barnes & Noble Online Bookstore: http://www.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 22, 2010 | By Josh Getlin, Special to the Los Angeles Times
In an age when economic downturns and new technology pose huge challenges to the publishing world, public events — like the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books this weekend at UCLA — offer a different type of interactivity than can be found either on the page or screen. The book business has taken a beating in the national recession, and the latest figures from the Assn. of American Publishers are not encouraging: Sales dropped 1.8% in 2009 to $23.8 billion. E-books registered the biggest single gain, with sales of $313.
BUSINESS
November 19, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
Sony Corp. says some customers who pre-order its newest e-reader may not get the gadget in time for the holidays. The company said it was trying to ship the $399 Reader Daily Edition for the holidays. But because interest has exceeded expectations, the company can't be sure that everyone who buys one will get it by Christmas, it said. Sony unveiled the Reader Daily Edition, which can download books wirelessly, in August and planned to release it for the holidays.
BUSINESS
October 21, 2009 | Alex Pham
Barnes & Noble Inc., looking ahead to the next chapter in digital publishing, took the wraps off an electronic book reader, dubbed "nook." Anyone who has read Dr. Seuss' "One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish" will recall Theodor Geisel's Nook who took a look at the book on a hook. For Barnes & Noble's $259 device, the hook is its ability to let users lend their books to their friends for up to 14 days at a time. Using the LendMe feature, nook owners can send a copy of their digital titles to their friends' iPhone, iPod Touch, BlackBerry or computer.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 22, 2010 | By Josh Getlin, Special to the Los Angeles Times
In an age when economic downturns and new technology pose huge challenges to the publishing world, public events — like the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books this weekend at UCLA — offer a different type of interactivity than can be found either on the page or screen. The book business has taken a beating in the national recession, and the latest figures from the Assn. of American Publishers are not encouraging: Sales dropped 1.8% in 2009 to $23.8 billion. E-books registered the biggest single gain, with sales of $313.
BUSINESS
November 19, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
Sony Corp. says some customers who pre-order its newest e-reader may not get the gadget in time for the holidays. The company said it was trying to ship the $399 Reader Daily Edition for the holidays. But because interest has exceeded expectations, the company can't be sure that everyone who buys one will get it by Christmas, it said. Sony unveiled the Reader Daily Edition, which can download books wirelessly, in August and planned to release it for the holidays.
BUSINESS
September 30, 2009 | Alex Pham
Will digital books catch fire this holiday? According to an online survey, 1 in 5 shoppers said they planned to buy an electronic book reader such as a Sony Reader or Amazon Kindle this year. When asked what they would like to get as a gift, about 1 in 10 cited a digital book reader. Portable music players, once the hot holiday ticket, got just 3.4% of the vote, while game consoles came in at 6%, according to the survey commissioned by Retrevo, a gadget review website. Likely buyers tend to be men under 35 years old who are living in the Northeast, where more people use public transportation, with an average annual household income of more than $100,000, according to the survey of 771 respondents.
BUSINESS
March 19, 2009 | Sara Nelson
Three weeks after the release of Amazon.com's Kindle 2, Sony Corp. -- the first major company to introduce an electronic book device, the Sony Reader -- said it would offer customers half a million public domain books that have been optimized by Google Inc. These books, which will join the 100,000 or so available for purchase at the Sony bookstore and other sites, will be free and searchable by title, author and topic.
Los Angeles Times Articles
|