Sony Shutting Down eBook Store, Customers Will Be Migrated to Kobo Books

Sony recently announced that they will be selling off their VAIO PC division and laying off five-thousand employees, but there’s another casualty in the mix: the company’s North America Sony Reader eBook service.

The eReader service just isn’t making the company any money, so it’s getting the axe. Fortunately, Sony isn’t abandoning their existing customers. Instead, they’ll be transferring them over to the Kobo service, a Canadian-based digital books service that Sony VP of Digital Reading Ken Orii calls “the ideal solution” for their customers.

Sony will be preloading the Kobo Android app onto Xperia phones and tablets. Sony Reader Store customers will be able to migrate their libraries over to Kobo by late March. Finally, though Kobo offers over four million books, magazines, and periodicals, there’s always a chance that someone you have in your Sony library may not be available, so Sony is encouraging customers to download their titles for offline use just to be safe.

via Mobile Syrup

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