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Postby bpmurray » Tue Sep 11, 2012, 4:02 am   [Post 1]

I don't see any discussions about the reader store anywhere on the forum so please redirect me if this is not the correct place to ask this.

I'm based in Ireland but there is no reader store entry for Ireland as one of the very few exceptions for Western Europe. Probably for historical reasons Ireland is usually associated with the UK market and in this kind of service is normally included as an option. Is this omission deliberate or an oversight? And is it possible for me to purchase books from Sony, or do I have to use Amazon/Barnes & Noble/etc., all of which are quite happy to take my money (unlike Sony)?
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Postby roy le coeur » Tue Sep 11, 2012, 9:58 am   [Post 2]

bpmurray wrote:I don't see any discussions about the reader store anywhere on the forum so please redirect me if this is not the correct place to ask this.

I'm based in Ireland but there is no reader store entry for Ireland as one of the very few exceptions for Western Europe. Probably for historical reasons Ireland is usually associated with the UK market and in this kind of service is normally included as an option. Is this omission deliberate or an oversight? And is it possible for me to purchase books from Sony, or do I have to use Amazon/Barnes & Noble/etc., all of which are quite happy to take my money (unlike Sony)?

There is a fledgling UK Sony bookstore http://lu.ebookstore.sony.com/. They've been trying to get it running properly for months and months. It only has a limited selection, even after all this time and half the functions don't work. I am led to believe that most peeps use Smashwords or Kobo in preference, although any Epub retailer should be fine.
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Postby Judy2291 » Tue Sep 11, 2012, 10:00 am   [Post 3]

I couldn't find anything from Sony about Ireland but Eason's website said the Sony Bookstore is not avaiable in Ireland.
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Postby lakegirl » Tue Sep 11, 2012, 10:11 am   [Post 4]

Welcome to the forum, bpmurray!

I'm in the US so there's lots I don't know about the other regions but I'd recommend that you do some specific research about buying from B&N. In the US, though NookBooks are ePubs, their proprietary DRM means they can't be read on Sony Reader even though Reader Store ePubs can be read on Nook. Also, Kindle e-books are an entirely different format and can't be read on Sony Reader or e-ink Nook.
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Postby eyespy » Tue Sep 11, 2012, 11:37 am   [Post 5]

roy le coeur wrote:
bpmurray wrote:I don't see any discussions about the reader store anywhere on the forum so please redirect me if this is not the correct place to ask this.

I'm based in Ireland but there is no reader store entry for Ireland as one of the very few exceptions for Western Europe. Probably for historical reasons Ireland is usually associated with the UK market and in this kind of service is normally included as an option. Is this omission deliberate or an oversight? And is it possible for me to purchase books from Sony, or do I have to use Amazon/Barnes & Noble/etc., all of which are quite happy to take my money (unlike Sony)?

There is a fledgling UK Sony bookstore http://lu.ebookstore.sony.com/. They've been trying to get it running properly for months and months. It only has a limited selection, even after all this time and half the functions don't work. I am led to believe that most peeps use Smashwords or Kobo in preference, although any Epub retailer should be fine.


Tesco also sells epubs in Ireland and the UK, with the Adobe DRM that plays nicely with Sony Readers.
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Postby eyespy » Tue Sep 11, 2012, 11:39 am   [Post 6]

bpmurray wrote:I don't see any discussions about the reader store anywhere on the forum so please redirect me if this is not the correct place to ask this.

I'm based in Ireland but there is no reader store entry for Ireland as one of the very few exceptions for Western Europe. Probably for historical reasons Ireland is usually associated with the UK market and in this kind of service is normally included as an option. Is this omission deliberate or an oversight? And is it possible for me to purchase books from Sony, or do I have to use Amazon/Barnes & Noble/etc., all of which are quite happy to take my money (unlike Sony)?


:welcome: bpmurray! It's nice to meet you.
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Postby roy le coeur » Tue Sep 11, 2012, 3:39 pm   [Post 7]

In my earlier reply I suggested Kobo who, in case you did not know, power the WH Smith E-bookstore. I know WH Smith have branches in Ireland so you should have zero difficulty.
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