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

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.

cybook odyssey

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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Cybook Ocean: thin like…

April 3rd, 2014

The Cybook Ocean will be the thinnest reader in the world at a mere 7mm! That’s really thin. So thin, it’s hard to imagine without seeing it! So how can we demonstrate it visually? Photo of a reader next to a pencil, next to a coin… been there, done that. So we’re looking for some new ideas.

How would you show just how thin the Cybook Ocean is? The most creative idea could win a Cybook Odyssey 2013!

To get you started, here’s a photo of our very first Cybook, from over 12 years ago, next to the Cybook Ocean. We’ve come a long way, baby!

CybookGen1 vs Cybook Ocean

Happy reading and good luck to all,

Bookeen Team

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Cybook Ocean at the Paris Book Fair

March 19th, 2014

Starting tomorrow at the Paris Book Fair (stand F13), Bookeen will present our line of Cybook readers, including the world premiere of the Cybook Ocean.

Cybook Ocean Hands

The Cybook Ocean will be available for testing on our stand. The Ocean is now announced for release between mid-May and mid-June, at a price of 179€. This reader offers a large 20.5cm (8″) screen, for 79% more reading area than a 6″ screen.

We’ve been working for the past two years to combine an extra-flat reader with an 8″ screen. As this format is new on the market, the supply of the screen has taken longer than expected.

Even if the product is not completely finalised, being able to hold one in your hands for the first time will show you that a reader with a large page size can also be extremely portable, especially encased in a new “slim” cover!

The Cybook Ocean will be available for pre-order at the Book Fair and within the coming weeks on our site.

CYBOOK OCEAN
Technical specifications

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