The Sony Digital Paper e-Reader is trying to find a place in the professional business world. This device is 13.3 inches and costs over $1,000, billed as a replacement for paper. It is primarily available via Amazon, but also with Entertainment and Legal firms. Today, Sony has announced that they have inked a deal with William S. Hein & Co.
William S. Hein & Co., Inc. is a digital legal publishing company of original legal publications including legal dictionaries, reference works, legislative histories, classroom texts, and various other publications. Hein’s online product, HeinOnline, is a subscription-based database that provides access to more than 100 million pages of legal history available in a fully-searchable, image-based format. HeinOnline provides exact full-page images of documents in the PDF format, allowing viewers to see all charts, graphs, tables, pictures, handwritten notes, photographs, and footnotes exactly as they originally appeared in print.
Following Sony’s announcements at the American Bar Association Tech Show in March, the Hollywood IT Summit in April, and now at AALL, Sony continues to investigate and develop new markets for Digital Paper in collaboration with publishing and technology companies that serve sectors still burdened with paper and are obvious beneficiaries of Digital Paper. The only core market that Sony is neglecting is the average consumer.
Good e-Reader will be having the Sony Digital Paper in their review studios next week and comparing it against other large screen devices on the market. We originally broke the story on this e-reader during SID Display Week 2013 in Vancouver, you can check out video and pictures HERE.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and Verge.