Originally Posted by jswinden
Amazon has a great feature with their Kindles where you can download a sample of a book to see if you want to buy it or not. Unfortunately the Sony Reader Store does not offer that feature. However, you can install the Kindle app on your computer or many smartphones and download the samples to them. If you like what you see, then buy the epub book from the Sony Reader Store.
As far as samples go, forget Amazon. Get samples from B&N. The B&N samples are DRM free ePub. Much better way to read the sample as you'll also see how it's formatted.