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Old 03-24-2009, 05:48 PM   #1
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I think all the selections in Sony free classic books are 1923 or earlier, so what's the point as now you can get Google's offering for free. Or am I missing something?
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Old 03-24-2009, 06:28 PM   #2
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The point is probably that it is a nice feather in Sony's cap to have this partnership, instead of Google books being engulfed and consumed by Amazon.
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I think all the selections in Sony free classic books are 1923 or earlier, so what's the point as now you can get Google's offering for free. Or am I missing something?
Although the Sony Classics aren't high quality, they are higher quality than much of the stuff available from Google. The one google ePub I tried reading had things like this...



and this...



I don't remember seeing anything quite like that in the Sony Classics.

Still, a lot of (nearly all, in fact) of those works are available elsewhere, in better quality, including the upload section here at MR.... just not at google.
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There are different books available in the Sony Classics than from Google.
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Old 03-24-2009, 08:56 PM   #5
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Much cleaner formatting (although the Sony Classics have some problems, most I've read are good).
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First choice for well formatted books should definitely be MobiReads collection! Only if not available there would I venture to Google/Sony!

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