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Jan 27 2013
By: SuperFuryGamer First Son 12 posts
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PSVita Ebook reader?

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Can Sony (or some developer for PSM) create an EBOOK reader for the vita (for epub (and maybe other formats))? I'm currently reading a book on my Vita, but it requires me to convert it to JPG files and remember the page i was manually (by writing it down somewhere), because if I close my app, or turn my Vita fully off, the current file isn't remembered. So can we get one of the following?

 

- A epub reader

- An option to bookmark images stored on the memory stick

- Maybe something custom made (a custom 'epub-like' file format?) for reading the texts on the vita?

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Jan 28, 2013
I would suggest reaching out to the author of Aldiko or similar e-reader authors and ask for a portfolio to PSN. Be sure to tell them you would buy it. I would buy a really good PDF reader myself, don't know if that app can read them or not.
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Jan 28, 2013

That would be a great idea. For one they are selling like hot cakes now. Plus if they did it where you could order and download audio books also I would be in line for it.  

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Jan 28, 2013
For Audio books support talk to Audible. They would be the ones who could help that happen, maybe refer you to a developer working on that.

I have already requested a Vita version of my favorite podcast player for Android, BeyondPod, but I haven't heard any response.
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Jan 28, 2013

It is kinda surprising that Sony doesn't offer an eBook app for the Vita. Sony does have an eReader they are trying to market, so having eBooks seems like a clear fit for their Sony Entertainment Network and PS Vita. I'd love it! 

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The company has historically been very silo'd so that each division doesn't usually know or work on things another division is doing. The big exception I can think of is their PS Mobile initiative.
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Jan 28, 2013

I would also enjoy having an e-reader app for the Vita. Kindle. Nook. Sony. I don't care who does it. I usually prefer a book to an e-reader but some books only come on an e-reader. :smileysad:

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Jan 29, 2013

I would love to see an e reader that would allow users to purchase from the psn and from online sources. It would be awesome if this system could allow you to read all uploaded media in the form of comics, ebooks, etc. the application would definitely have to have a means where one could bookmark and take notes. The vita is more so for older users and i feel sony could coner the teen to mid 20s age range allowing them to purchase their textbooks, novels, newspapers, and magazines on their handheld giving a more well rounded appeal  to the vita with parents and young adults and teens. you can do all the games and books and movies music and magazines on the kindle so why not the vita

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Jan 29, 2013

I think a simple epub reader would be really nice – maybe someone could make a ps mobile app!

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Possibly. There is a code sample in the development kit for a very simple RSS reader.
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