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Old 06-23-2011, 03:00 PM   #16
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This is a big deal. This would get Harry Potter in eBook format in the hands of a lot of people. And people who are thinking of getting a reader just might go Sony as they'll get an HP Reader and the eBooks.

Also, kids who have not read HP may be asking their parents for a Sony HP Reader.


So really, this is a big deal and yes, it's good news for Sony.
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The point I was trying to raise is that the Sony Reader program is not dead. I'm not saying that it will beat BN and/or Amazon in the Reader Race.

This is a reason to be glad that Sony continues as a viable participant.

Oh, and anyone who has followed this section for very long knows that new Sony reader products get announced in the fall. I was at the point of believing that there would be no such announcement this fall. Boy, was I wrong.

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Old 06-23-2011, 03:19 PM   #18
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I wonder if we'll see some new Sony Reader at or around the same time (October would be about right for them to come out with a new model) or if it'll be a current model(s).
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Old 06-23-2011, 03:21 PM   #19
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I wonder if we'll see some new Sony Reader at or around the same time (October would be about right for them to come out with a new model) or if it'll be a current model(s).
Do you think Sony would not come out with new Readers? Especially an HP themed Reader with the HP eBooks on them. And if they are formatted well, Sony can say the HP eBooks are better on a Sony then a Kindle.
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As I said in the thread I started, when the HP audiobooks came out Apple made a Harry Potter special edition iPod. It is NOT a stretch to add Sony + JKR + HP eBooks (finally) + a new HP Sony reader. Sure it's wishful thinking, but it's really not a huge leap.

HP has a massive following of all ages and incomes. People collect all kinds of things. A Harry Potter themed reader would be a very big deal. Many Potter fans have read the series numerous times. The appeal of being able to carry all 7 books and to make notes and highlights of favorite passages or for discussion in one little device (compared to the size & weight of the entire series) is a huge, huge deal.

Quote from the JKR & Sony Pottermore press release:

"As the Pottermore Shop develops, it is intended that it should include further products designed specifically for Harry Potter fans, offering a potential outlet for Sony products and services related to Pottermore."
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Old 06-23-2011, 04:01 PM   #21
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I could definitely see myself getting a Potter branded Sony, and I would also consider them (depending on the price) as gifts for my nieces and nephew.
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Sony has got top billing on the pottermore website.

http://www.pottermore.com/en-US/

Look at the upper right.
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Old 06-24-2011, 02:30 PM   #23
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Sony has got top billing on the pottermore website.

http://www.pottermore.com/en-US/

Look at the upper right.
Sorry, but that's now old news.
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Old 06-24-2011, 02:50 PM   #24
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I can't wait to see what Sony comes up with. I'd love a HP Sony reader.
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Old 06-25-2011, 09:11 PM   #25
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Sony is involved with Pottermore on some level. But I agree with jswinden: people are totally grasping at straws when they make statements to the effect that Pottermore is somehow going to positively affect, save even, Sony Reader business. For all I know this development may have nothing to do with Digital Reading Division of Sony. Well, a Sony Reader with a HP skin perhaps... Yeah, like that is going to turn the tide.
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Which parts of Sony are involved with Pottermore project? Entertainment? Multimedia? Are the new Sony Android tablets being geared up for HP multimedia experience? Are we going to get a PRS-650 Deathly Hallows Special Edition with dragon skin cover included? I can only see speculation here.
Ok, we have DEFINITIVE proof that Sony ebook division is not dead and somehow Harry Potter is tied to it. If you go to ebookstore.sony.com, Sony Reader ebooks website, the announcement for Pottermore (the JK Rowling video promo) is right on the front page. If it's not, it's rotated out but the announcement is on the left panes for you to click on.

This is more specific than having an announcement on the Sony.com website. The implication of being on the ebookstore.sony.com website is that while Sony is involved with the Pottermore initiative, the involvement/promotion will bear fruit for the Ereader division (among other parts of Sony).

So yeah, can't wait for the dragon skin cover reader.

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Old 06-25-2011, 10:09 PM   #26
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This does make the possibility of ePub only even more strong then before.
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Old 06-27-2011, 05:26 AM   #27
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This does make the possibility of ePub only even more strong then before.
Not if you read this article.
http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...35&postcount=1

Seems like they will be available in every format, so anyone with a reader (whatever the make) will be able to read them.
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When you click on the Sony sign in the right corner of the Pottermore site you will be able to read this text:

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Sony's association with J.K. Rowling's Pottermore brings together one of the world's most innovative brands with the most successful book series in history, in a pioneering partnership that will help shape the future of story-telling.

Pottermore is an online reading experience built around the world of Harry Potter, created for a new digital generation of readers who can share and participate in the stories, showcase their Potter-related creativity and discover new information about the world of Harry Potter from the author herself. It will also be the exclusive place to purchase, for the first time, eBooks, as well as digital audio books of the Harry Potter series.

As a leading company in entertainment and electronics including games and digital books, Sony is proud to partner with J.K. Rowling to create this interactive story-telling experience. Sony’s philosophy of “make.believe“ is woven throughout the Pottermore journey, where users are inspired to believe that anything they can imagine, they can make real. Through Pottermore, Sony will be able to reach both current and future generations of Harry Potter fans, and introduce them to products and services beyond their imagination.

SONY - make.believe

Sony.com

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This sounds very much like pottermore being a platform to push Sony's new tablets.
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Question Mmmmmm............

Actually, having just seen the quote from Poppaea,. I came over all peculiar - ooer.....

".....Sony’s philosophy of “make.believe“ is woven throughout the Pottermore journey ...."

That's the "make.believe" that Sony listens to it's customers, realises they are important to it's wellbeing, gives them really good service, keeps prices reasonable, takes a great effort over making it's software really simple and intuitive ................. ?
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