The latest news on e-books

Interlending & Document Supply

ISSN: 0264-1615

Article publication date: 1 September 2004



(2004), "The latest news on e-books", Interlending & Document Supply, Vol. 32 No. 3.



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The latest news on e-books

The latest news on e-books

The next issue of ILDS will carry an article on e-books assessing their potential impact on interlending. The SONY development below looks interesting but expensive for individual purchase; hence sales will be low, costs high and price remaining high...

Sony's Librié electronic reader is as easy on the eyes as the paper version, says New York Times reviewer Todd Zaun. The Librié screen is a collaborative effort between Philips Electronics and E Ink, and the letters appear “as sharp and clear as those on a printed page. The screen can be read from almost any angle, and it does not fade in bright light,” says Zaun. Sony plans to begin selling the Librié in Japan next month for about $380, and buyers will be able to download e-books for less than $5 each from a Web site set up by Sony and a group of Japanese publishers. Sony plans to see how its Japanese market develops before it decides whether to expand to the US and Europe. (New York Times, 22 April 2004)

Source: Shelflife No 153 22 April 2004.

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