Sony Reader Store Launches Kids Corner to Support EPUB3.0 Content

      Sony Reader Store Launches Kids Corner to Support EPUB3.0 Content

The new microsite features enhanced, interactive children's content for
Android™ tablet and smartphone owners

PR Newswire

SAN DIEGO, March 5, 2013

SAN DIEGO, March 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Today Reader™ Store from Sony
announced the addition of Kids Corner, a dedicated shopping section that will
offer illustrated and enhanced children's content. Kids Corner supports
EPUB3.0 content, a new industry standard file format, allowing customers to
enjoy embedded media and interactivity within the book itself when viewed on
compatible Android tablets and smartphones.

Parents will be able to filter content in Kids Corner by appropriate age level
and Reader Store will indicate per title which devices will be compatible with
the new content. Reader Store plans to regularly add additional titles to the
Kids Corner catalog. Some initial notable titles include: CURIOUS GEORGE by
H.A. Rey (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), titles in the award-winning Sally series
(Trajectory) by bestselling author and artist Stephen Huneck as well as titles
by bestselling author and artist Todd Parr (Hachette Book Group). Reader Store
will also continue to support previous EPUB standard formats.

"We are proud to be one of the first retailers to support this open eBook
standard," said Natascha Helbig, Director of Reader Store. "Kids Corner is the
perfect place to offer this exciting new content. The enhanced books make
reading even more immersive and interactive for children."

Kids Corner is available in the US and Canada now at

Reader Store helps book lovers discover their next story, from
sweep-you-off-your feet romances to hard-boiled blockbusters, on Reader from
Sony, or compatible PC, Mac®, iOS and Android devices. Read anywhere at any
time with thousands of eBooks and periodicals. For more information please

SOURCE Sony Electronics

Contact: Maya Wasserman, Sony Electronics, +1-858-942-2681,
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