Sony opens online book store for all with eReaders

Printed books may not be selling as well as they used to, but people are still buying books, just over in the digital medium, and Sony is joining the likes of Dymocks by offerings its own eBook store.

The service opens this week and will cater to more than just Sony’s range of electronic book readers, though those devices do get a shortcut to the store through a button on said devices.

Everyone else who can read an ePUB – and that’s anyone with a Kobo, Android, or access to Apple’s iBooks – can logon to Sony’s bookstore and buy books through a digital book selling marketplace.

“We are proud to bring our Reader Store eBook offering to customers in Australia,” said Tad Kitsukawa, Managing Director of Sony Digital Reading Services.

“With the widely accepted, open ePUB format and our focus on local Australian eBook selections, we believe Australians will be excited to choose Reader Store for any book they want to read.”

Australian books will also be included on the store, and Sony has said that free books will even be available to new customers for a limited time.