Cybook Odyssey update now available!

December 17th, 2014

We have great news for Cybook Odyssey users today: charge your battery, because the major upgrade you’ve been waiting for is available for download now!

We want to thank again all our beta-testers who gave us such excellent feedback during the testing period over the summer; your help was invaluable. This upgrade provides a completely new interface and many brand-new features, so a lot of development and testing was necessary to be sure it would work with all the Cybook Odyssey models. :)

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Here’s what you’ll find in the new version:

Software update for Cybook Odyssey Firmware « Boo reader 6.2 »

This update is compatible with all models of the Cybook Odyssey range (Odyssey (2011,2012) Odyssey 2013 edition, HD FrontLight (2012), Frontlight (2013).

Contents of the update (Build 2316)

  • Pure and Simple Interface
    Thanks to this update, the cybook Odyssey interface is even more intuitive and light. We’ve removed superfluous frames, lines, and shaded zones to improve visibility and simplify navigation.
  • New Library management possibilities
    Now you can store and organize your books by collection with numerous sorting features in addition to using our traditional folder view.
  • SDK adobe Update : Adobe RMSDK update from version 9.2 to 10.0
    • PDF reflow improvements
    • CSS optimisation
    • Bug fix on small issues
  • Annotations
    New Annotations menu: notes and highlights have their own menu for simpler access. (Note export is planned for a future update.) Tip: to add a note or highlight, touch the beginning and end of the text you want to select, and hold until you see the text highlighted. A dialogue box with the options « Add highlight » and « Add note » will appear.
  • Text Search
    This is a brand new feature. Now on you can search for occurrences of a key word in the text of your book by selecting the word, the same way you consult the dictionary. Just press your finger on the word you want until you see it highlighted to bring up the search options. You can also search for any word in your book or in the dictionary, by simply typing it into the on-screen keyboard.
  • Bookmarks
    The use of bookmarks stays the same, but a new management menu is added.
    Tip: to add a bookmark, tap the top right corner of the screen. You can remove a bookmark by tapping again.
  • Text settings
    The text settings interface has been completely reorganised for fluid and easy use. The main settings are now presented together on one page for easy access.

    • Margins, Line spacing and Justification
      Three new options are now proposed to adapt the page layout to your preferences.
    • New Font
      New Caecilia Font fully optimized to ereaders is added (Monotype licence).
  • Pageometer
    A pageometer makes book navigation even faster. Tap the lower edge of the screen to access it. Use the slider to move through your book, or tap the page number to bring up a numerical keypad and enter the page you want directly.
  • PDF management
    A new PDF surf function with a miniature page map is now available. This miniature lets you see where you are in the page instantly in zoom mode.
  • Progress bar
    A progress bar on the Home page tells you at a glance how much of your book you’ve read.
  • Sleep mode screens
    In addition to your own images, you can now use a book cover as your sleep mode screen. Choose your favourite, or automatically display the cover of the book you’re reading.
  • Dictionary
    Addition of a multiple dictionary manager: choose which dictionaries to use, and the order to display dictionary results in. We include the Cambridge English dictionary and a light English to French dictionary.
    This manager makes it easy to add more dictionaries if needed.

Installation
Simply connect your Cybook to a Wi-Fi network for an instant update and follow the procedure…

NB Please charge your Cybook Odyssey’s battery for at least 2 hours before installing the update!

Happy reading!
Bookeen Team

Note for users of THALIA ODYSSEY : 

This update will also be available for Thalia Odyssey, we are just waiting for validation from the Thalia team that there is no conflict with the customisations we implemented for them on the original firmware. :)

Dieses Update ist auch für Thalia Odyssey, wir warten nur auf die Validierung von der Thalia-Team, dass es keinen Konflikt mit den Anpassungen, die wir für sie auf der Original-Firmware implementiert verfügbar sein. :)

Bookeen presents the Cybook Muse and Cybook Ocean

October 20th, 2014
Press Release: Cybook Ocean and Cybook Muse – Paris, 17 Octobre 2014

CYBOOK MUSE: The Inspirer

Bookeen announces the launch of their new line of 6″ E-Ink HD
e-readers featuring a compact and inviting “edge to edge” screen, providing an incomparable reading experience.

UPDATE 27 October 2014: find the full technical specifications for the Cybook Muse and Cybook Ocean at the end of the article.

Cybook Muse

Bookeen enriches its line of e-readers with the launch of 2 new models: Cybook Muse Essential and FrontLight.

New signature design for an inspiring reading experience
The Cybook Muse has a redesigned “edge to edge” screen, offering exceptional page visibility.

A streamlined design
The Cybook Muse has a 6’’ (15,2cm) screen allowing for easy reading in all conditions, while the size of the e-reader has been reduced by 17% in comparison to its predecessor, the Cybook Odyssey.

The E-Ink HD display is easy on the eyes
The Cybook Muse HD Display (758 x 1024 resolution) offers a brilliant resolution of 213 DPI, providing for comfortable reading.

A refined style
The interface is light, pure and sleek. The ergonomic design has been completely reinvented, while respecting the new design. This is where easy readability meets efficiency in navigation.

An enriched interaction
The Cybook Muse offers a rich interface with its new functions and possibilities like creating collections, searching text, organizing notes, customizing options and managing a menu of parameters of text that has been completely rethought, as well as a new PDF mode.

The new ultra-optimized Caecilia font
The Cybook Muse debuts a new optimized font for the e-readers. The precision, the clarity of the curves and sharpness of the contrast, no detail was omitted in the consideration of the elevation of reading enjoyment.

Turn pages how you’d prefer
Why shouldn’t you have the ability to use a touch screen to turn pages as well as actual buttons? The Cybook Muse compromised nothing. Turn the pages with the touch of a finger or with the buttons located on the right and left of the e-reader.

A practical size
With a width of 8mm and a weight of 190 grams, the Cybook Muse easily glides into pockets or handbags for simplified mobility.

An affordable price
The HD display screen, the innovative design and the rich technical specificities; the Cybook Muse offers a high quality product at a competitive price.

Downloads
The Cybook Muse is connected to digital bookstores and readers can access hundreds of thousands of eBooks.

Protective Covers
With only 5mm added to the thickness of the e-reader, the protective cover for the Cybook Muse features an optimized design which is available in 4 colors: black, red, pink and orange.

2 Models
Cybook Muse Essential Fully equipped and beautifully designed e-reader
Suggested Retail Price: 79.90€ incl. VAT / 99 USD

Cybook Muse FrontLight Equipped with the latest technology FrontLight for comfortable day or night reading.
Suggested Retail Price: 99.90€ incl. VAT / 129 USD

CYBOOK OCEAN: As far as the eye can see

Bookeen announces the launch of the Cybook Ocean, the world’s thinnest e-reader with an 8 inch “edge to edge” screen

Cybook Ocean, prochainement disponible

Cybook Ocean, available for pre-order starting the 5th of November

For readers in search of a larger screen for more comfortable reading, Bookeen introduces its newest e-reader with an enlarged screen.

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New Partnership with Saraiva, Brazil

August 5th, 2014
Bookeen Press Release
Paris, August 5th, 2014

Bookeen, a European leader in eReading, is happy to join forces with Saraiva, the leading Brazilian bookseller, to launch Saraiva Lev, a range of two e-readers, available in 100 stores throughout Brazil, starting Tuesday August 5th.

SARAIVA MegaStore

SARAIVA Megastore

As part of a strategy to attend client´s needs with a complete service which allows customers to read digital books at any time and place and easily acquire new titles online – from Brazilian and foreign authors -, Saraiva is launching today Saraiva Lev and Saraiva Lev com Luz, a line of e-readers designed for the best reading experience. The Saraiva Lev range represents the first e-readers connected to the Saraiva apps eco-system and its embedded e-book store. It will provide numerous innovations attached to the ebook shop management.

SARAIVA Lev

SARAIVA Lev

Bookeen and Saraiva teams worked months to provide this full digital content solution with great e-readers. Both e-readers offer HD E Ink® displays and a fast new interface.

This announcement further strengthens Bookeen’s international strategy focused on delivering eReading on a global basis in combination with a strong content management. In late 2013 Bookeen already announced partnerships with Carrefour featuring its Nolim line and the retail chain Relay.

Michel Levy, CEO at Saraiva: “The launch of the Lev is an action that reinforces Saraiva’s commitment to always provide a rich reading experience when it comes to education, culture and entertainment in Brazil. We are delighted to choose Bookeen as our partner, which is one of the most recognized companies in e-reading solutions and a pioneer in the e-reader field in Europe. We are sure that this partnership will provide the best technology to access our wide range of titles. The project is part of a Saraiva’s long term strategy to ensure customer access to digital content.”  

Michael Dahan, CEO at Bookeen: “We are delighted to partner with Saraiva, a true leader in reading. We brought our experience and technology in a very constructive collaboration. With this launch, I believe Saraiva provides the best e-reading solution on the market and Saraiva customers will discover in the stores how the Saraiva Lev offer is competitive.”

About Bookeen
Based in Paris, France, selling Cybooks in more than 50 countries, the Bookeen team – experts in eBooks since 2003 – has developed numerous e-reading solutions over the past 11 years. Bookeen offers hardware and content solution for leading partners. (White label e-book platforms)For more information: www.bookeen.com
Download high resolution images:  http://www.bookeen.com/en/press/

About Saraiva Group
Saraiva Group, a Brazilian publicly-held company with approximately 6,000 employees which celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2014, creates and distributes content, technology and services by means of its publishing and retail businesses. The group is leader in legal contents and one of the largest schoolbook and textbook companies. It also delivers innovative ed-tec solutions for primary and high schools as well as digital content for the educational market, such as distance learning, cooperative learning, learning games and library subscription services. With 114 stores in 17 Brazilian states and in the federal district, the company has Brazil’s largest content, culture and entertainment retail chain. Since 1998, when its e-commerce platform was launched, it has been operating with an integrated and multichannel approach, offering products and services to customers at www.saraiva.com.br or through its bricks-and-mortar stores. Saraiva offers a wide range of products which ecompasses literature, office supplies, music, films, games and software, telephony, electronic devices, technology and magazines. It also provides services such as mobile recharge, gift card, prepaid cards, insurance, assistance, besides guaranteed delivery and home delivery.

For more information: www.saraiva.com.br

Contacts Presse Bookeen
Jean-François Kitten, jf@licencek.com +33 (0) 6 11 29 30 28
Clarisse Lazerges, c.lazerges@licencek.com +33 (0) 1 83 64 77 06
Kai Maack, k.maack@licencek.com +33 (0) 1 83 64 77 06
www.bookeen.com

Press contact – Saraiva
Agência Ideal – (11) 4873 7900 – gsaraiva@agenciaideal.com.br
Danielle Brito
Thais Camargo
Beatriz Sanchez
Andrea Farias
www.saraiva.com.br
www.editorasaraiva.com.br
SARAIVA

Cybook Odyssey Update: we want YOU to be a beta-tester!

July 1st, 2014

UPDATE DEC. 17 2014: THE UPDATE IS NOW AVAILABLE FOR ALL CYBOOK ODYSSEY USERS!
All the details are here: Cybook Odyssey update now available!

You hoped for it, you asked for it, and we listened to you. We’re very happy to announce today that we’ll shortly be launching an update to the Cybook Odyssey, including the new interface and new features developed for the Cybook Ocean.

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As it’s a major update, before making it publicly available, we’d like to have a short beta-test with a small group of experienced users.

So, Cybook Odyssey users, if you would like to be the first to discover all the new features our dev team has been working so hard on, hurry and sign up!

How can I participate?

Visit our online support and sign in to your Bookeen account.
Then “Submit a ticket” and request the Beta-test.
Don’t forget to fill in your name and the serial number of your Cybook Odyssey!
You’ll find the serial number on the back of your Cybook Odyssey, or in the “About” menu available from the home page of your Odyssey.
We’ll make the update available to you privately in the coming days, as soon as we’ve assembled our group of beta-testers!

Happy reading, and happy beta-testing!
Bookeen Team

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