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Sony eBook Store gets 1m public domain books

updated 04:30 pm EDT, Thu July 30, 2009

Sony eBook store 1m strong

Sony on Wednesday announced that it has added more than 1 million public domain ebooks to its eBook Store. The free books were digitized thanks to the Google Books project, can be downloaded in the EPUB format and are optimized for use on Sony's Reader devices. Titles include classic novels including Treasure Island as well as biographies, historical texts, romance novels and numerous other genres. With his partnership, Sony says its ebook selection is the largest anywhere.

In comparison, Barnes & Noble's digital book store offers some 700,000 titles, and offers the same amount of public domain books digitized by Google.

The announcement follows one earlier this winter, which had Sony adding some half million public domain books digitized by Google. Sony offers the $280 PRS-505 and the $350 PRS-700 readers.




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