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Old 04-17-2009, 03:15 AM   #1
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Borders Ebook library question

I was wondering if Borders has it's own ebook library, or if the link on their page is for the Sony ebook library? I clicked on the link to download it, but it seems like it's downloading the Sony software. Also, how do I find the ebooks on the Borders website?

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Old 04-17-2009, 03:40 AM   #2
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Hey Kelly--

I tried to access that a few months ago, and I remember reading somewhere (after numerous failed attempts to get to the books) that only people who bought the reader from Borders could access that software..? I hope I'm wrong though--I had wanted to possibly use a gift card I'd received from a student at borders for ebooks.
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Old 04-17-2009, 09:42 AM   #3
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I checked out the Borders site, too, and from what I understand, it's just the Sony Connect store under a different name. If you go to the Sony Connect store, it has the Borders name, too. I'm at work and can't access it now, so I can't tell you exactly what it says, but it's something like Sony Connect with Borders. So basically, the Borders ebook store is the Sony Connect store.
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Ok thanks!! I already have the Sony library software anyway. I was just curious.
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Old 05-19-2009, 07:47 PM   #5
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Thanks for clearing this up for us!! I was wondering what the deal was.
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Old 05-19-2009, 08:13 PM   #6
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I bought my PRS505 from Borders, and it came with the Sony Connect software in the box, and a separate CD rubber banded to the outside of the box. The outside CD said to use it instead of the one inside, and I would be able to access the Borders site. Actually all it did was redirect to the Sony site.

I’m not sure, but I think Borders gets a kickback from Sony if you come in through that door. Other than that, I saw essentially no difference.
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Many months ago, I was very excited to hear that Borders was going to setup their own website instead of continuing to use Amazon as their online retailer. Borders announced that they would be also launching a section dedicated to ebooks in partnership with Sony.

Sadly, I found out after the website was launched, that this "ebook section" just directed the consumer to Sony's connect software so that they can purchase ebooks through it. I was hoping that it was going to expand ebook content but it never materialized the way I had hoped.
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A few months ago Borders was also talking about starting an ebook store in the UK, but I have not heard anything further about it. I did email them to ask, but they never replied.
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