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.