Sony to sell only ePub e-books

<p>Sony is to announce that by the end of the year it will sell e-books from its online store only in the ePub format, which is supported by the Reader, Plastic Logic and other e-book readers.</p><p>Sony will also scrap its anticopying software in favour of Adobe technology which restricts how often e-books can be shared or copied, reports the <em>New York Times.<br /></em><br />Sony&#39;s president of the digital reading unit, Steve Haber, said: &quot;There is going to be a proliferation of different reading devices, with different features and capabilities and prices for a different set of consumer requirements.&quot;&nbsp; </p><p>He added: &quot;If people are going to this e-book shopping mall, they are going to want to shop at all the stores, and not just be required to shop at one store.&quot;</p><p>For Sony the move is part of a strategy to make up lost ground after the launch of the Kindle; this year it introduced <a href="../news/93591-sony-aims-for-affordability-with-new-e-readers.html" target="_blank">two, less expensive devices, and a new $9.99 e-book price</a>, with a third Reader to be launched later this year, which like the Kindle, will allow <a href="../news/92887-sony-plans-to-launch-wifi-reader-ahead-of-kindle.html" target="_blank">wireless e-book purchases</a>. <br /> </p>