Sony reader eBook - anyone?

Mainframeguy

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Has anyone got one of these?

I have a particular question - can you take your OWN book and format and upload it? Or are you restricted with DRM and all that shiz? :(

I have my reasons for asking - they are not against guidelines, because I wrote a novella as part of NaNoWriMo last year and if I can ever afford one of these to replace my stolen web-book and laptop it would be kinda neat to carry my own book(s) around too!
 

bmclaughlin807

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Here ya go:
Sony said:
More Than eBooks

The Reader Digital Book isn’t just about reading eBooks. Using the included eBook Library 2.0 PC Software, you can easily transfer Adobe® PDF documents, Microsoft Word documents, BBeB Book, and other text file formats to the Reader, allowing you the flexibility to access and view multiple files at any time.
 

Luna

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I am not sure about the Sony. I know the upcoming Amazon Kindle 2 will allow you to do this, but they will also charge 10 cents per document. I take it you already have the Sony though so this is not much help : x
 

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I am not sure about the Sony. I know the upcoming Amazon Kindle 2 will allow you to do this, but they will also charge 10 cents per document. I take it you already have the Sony though so this is not much help : x

I have a coworker that received a Kindle for Christmas... you can upload documents from a computer to it using USB.
 

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Good to know, I was not sure about that. I know it had a USB port. I think the 10 cents per document may have been for wireless transfers over their network.
 

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I have yet to try with other formats - but recently transfered a .pdf file there using native file xfer and it was good to go picked up by the native software ands displayed per any other ebook right away,... I suspect .pdf format is the key...
 

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