Sony Reader: Germany In Spring 2009

October 21, 2008

Sony to offer e-reader in Germany from spring 2009

Frankfurt – Sony is to offer its e-book reader, a replacement for paper books, in Germany from the spring of next year, the Japan-based media company said Wednesday at the Frankfurt Book Fair. The Sony Reader device went on sale in the United States in 2006 and in Britain last month.

Sony said it would link with a German book wholesaler, Libri, and a retailer, Thalia, to market the device, which downloads books from personal computers.


Libri, which is to oversee sales of books in German that can be read on the device, said it aimed to have thousands of titles available at launch. No euro price for the 260-gram device was announced.

At the time of this post, the Libri site wasn’t up.

Thalia site.

Previously here:

Price-Fixing Germany Laughs At eBooks
eBooks In Germany: Price-Fixing And Sony Reader

Free eBook By Charlie Huston!

October 21, 2008

I’m gobsmacked by this.

Ken Bruen has recommended Huston. So Huston is in my Endless Backlog.

But now I can get one of his novels for free in PDF form!

Plus, two more are coming as free PDFs too!

Go here for the details and link: Charlie Huston returns to book shelves, and M&C is getting fans ready

— via Grasping for the Wind via Twitter from John Ottinger