Sony eBook Reader gets 500,000 books from Google

Owners of Sony eBook Readers will have their work cut out for them this summer, as the company has announced a tie-in with Google Books to make more t

Owners of Sony eBook Readers will have their work cut out for them this summer, as the company has announced a tie-in with Google Books to make more than 500,000 new titles available from its massive public domain book collection.

All the titles were originally published before 1923, and will include a selection of fiction and non-fiction works, all of which will be optimised for the current Sony Readers on the market – the PRS-505 or PRS-700.

As Amazon’s Kindle eBook competitor currently offers around 250,000 books right now, it looks as if Sony has upped the stakes in the eBook game.

Not sure which one to buy? Read Stuff.tv’s eBook Reader round-up.