The Good Book Goes Digital on Sony’s Reader Digital Book

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The most widely distributed book in the world just found a new outlet. Now, users of the Reader Digital Book by Sony can make the Bible a part of their portable library.
The American Bible Society’s Contemporary English Version will be available on Sony’s eBook Store for $14.99. Those interested in certain books and biblical passages can download portions of the Bible such as Proverbs and Psalms, the Gospels or the Pentateuch for just $1.99 each.
The CEV Bible was first published by the American Bible Society in 1995 and is marked by its uncompromising simplicity. Not a paraphrase, the CEV Bible is an accurate and faithful translation of the original manuscripts in language that is contemporary and easily read by readers of all levels.
Dr. Paul Irwin, president and CEO of the American Bible Society, is enthusiastic about this new venture, saying, “The American Bible Society has been on the forefront of using every means to reach people with God’s Word since our founding in 1816. This is but another example of how we can share Scripture with the entire world.”
The Reader’s high-resolution, high contrast electronic paper display technology provides a reading experience very much akin to ink-on-paper, which many may find superior to reading on displays typical of computers and personal digital assistants. The result is crisp text and graphics that are highly readable, even in bright sunlight.
Roughly the size of a paperback novel, but thinner than most (about .5 inches thin), the device can store hundreds of books and other documents internally and thousands more using optional Memory StickĀ® or Secure Digital (SD) flash memory cards. In addition to electronic books the Reader can also store and display personal documents in Adobe PDF format, RTF, text and JPEG photos. From the eBook store from Sony, readers choose from more than 30,000 electronic book titles.
Founded in 1816 and headquartered in New York City, the mission of the American Bible Society is to make the Bible available to every person in a language and format each can understand and afford, so that all people may experience its life-changing message. The American Bible Society Web site is http://www.bibles.com
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