Sony’s Reader Store closing in the US and Canada

February 6, 2014

Today Sony announced that it is closing its Reader Store in the US and Canada.  It will be closing on the 20th of March 2014.

The press release indicated that existing libraries will be transferred over to Kobo.  To be honest the news doesn’t surprise me; Amazon and Kobo have long been dominant players in the market.

For those of you affected by this, it’s good to know that you won’t lose your libraries and that arrangements have been made for a handover.  My biggest fear is that one day Amazon will close its doors (very unlikely) and that I will lose my entire digital library.

One Comment

  • Tasha et Jef (@tashadax) February 8, 2014 at 1:03 am

    But will it mean that people with a Sony ereader will have to buy a Kobo, or will they be able to exchange it?

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