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Tokyopop on Board with Sony Reader

posted on 2006-01-05 20:02 EST
Tokyopop one of many publishers supporting the Sony Reader.

Sony has announced the launch of the Sony Reader an E-Ink based portable reading device capable of storing "a library's worth of reading material." Among the companies that have signed on to provide content is North American manga publisher Tokyopop.

In addition to the press release, more information about the device is available from Sony here. There is a picture of the device, showing a page from the Trigun manga, at Gizmodo.com here.

The device is expected to cost between $300 and $400 and feature native support for PDF, TXT, RTF, MP3, JPG and BBeB (BroadBand eBook a format Sony created for its previous e-book reader, the Librarie).

Most major US publishers are on-board, with some 10,000 titles expected to be available when the device goes on sale this spring. Titles will be available from an online store built into the device's PC client software. Titles will be "pay to own," meaning they will not expire.

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