Re: [NTLK] Can Sony's eBooks be read on a Newton device?

From: Woody Smith <>
Date: Fri Apr 24 2009 - 14:26:29 EDT

The Newton can only display specific types of books.
Newton Books ( Digital Dan wrote an excellent how to for making these
books "Newton Books 101"
Paperback books created with Paperback Book maker
Proprietary readers such as "The Message"
And any text file that you import into NewtWorks.
I use NewtsCape to create Newton books on my Newt from text or html
I use a mac but also have a a PC due to employment requirements. I
have not been able to extract the text from a proprietary Sony book.
It is possible to use a text editor or MS Word to extract the text
from Newton books and some other formats.
My sister has the Sony and is very happy with it. She downloads books
from a variety of sources.
Our archives list some of these and here are a few

Online Book Catalog - Overview - Project Gutenberg - Free eBooks for your PDA, iPod, or eBook Reader
Index of /library
Index of /books
The Burgomeister's Books: Truly free ebook download library (#1)
Feedbooks: Food for the mind
Cory Doctorow’s » Novels
Baen Free Library
Online Libraries - 25 Places to Read Free Books Online |

Hope these links work, else I'll get back and fix


On Apr 24, 2009, at 12:56 PM, Marjeta Doupona Horvat wrote:

> Hi,
> as a devoted reader I've been thinking about an eReader for some time.
> But since I am also a happy owner of a Newton device :-) I wonder if
> there is a way to read Sony eBooks on the Newton?
> I also noticed that dowloading Sony eBook requires the WIndows OS -
> which seems rather unusual these days.
> Can somebody experienced in Newtons and ebooks explain if reading new
> titles on a Newton device is possible?
> Regards
> Marjeta

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