Sony Reader Store Goes All EPUB This Week

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Sony announced a few changes to its e-book business, including a new name. Starting December 11th (this Friday), Sony's eBook Store will become the Reader Store, complete with a new URL - http://readerstore.sony.com . While the name will change, Sony says all current features will remain the same.

In addition to the name change, Sony also announced plans to fully embrace the EPUB format.

"As part of our commitment to providing an open format solution to our customers, we will now offer our entire inventory of eBooks in the EPUB format," Sony said. "You will still be able to read, access, and transfer any eBooks you have previously downloaded. However, any new purchases or re-downloads of previously purchased titles will now be available only in EPUB."

Finally, the company announced the Friday availability of its Reader Library software version 3.1 for the PC and Mac. The updated software will usher in support for Windows 7 and Mac OS X 10.6, as well as support for the soon-to-released Reader Daily Edition, Sony says.

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