After Sweden, Adlibris the leading internet book store in the Nordic region, extend today their digital reading initiative to 2 new countries, Norway and Finland and their partnership with Bookeen

October 28th, 2015

Paris, October 26th, 2015
Press Release Bookeen / Adlibris

adlibris

Today Adlibris is extending the initiative to two more countries, Norway and Finland and will offer the best of Letto ebooks solution to new customers.

Since 2011, Bookeen and Adlibris partner on a digital reading initiative in Sweden, with two generations of e-reader under the Letto Brand.

Early 2015, Adlibris introduced the new Letto FrontLight featuring a great lightning system to read under any conditions and an elegant & compact E-INK HD edge-to-edge new design, developed in Paris by Bookeen, the French ereading pioneer.

This new member in the Letto family offers a brand new & intuitive user interface with top features like the new Adlibris cloud synchronisation and additional dictionaries such as Suomi, Norvegian, and English on top of the Swedish one. This is a new example of a strong partnership to establish best integrated solution for Adlibris customer to access and read their ebooks everywhere.

Michael Dahan, CEO at Bookeen:

We are delighted to continue our partnership with Adlibris, a true leader in reading. We brought our experience and technology in a very constructive collaboration. With this extension to new countries and new features, I believe Adlibris solution is the best eReading solution on the Scandinavian market and will be a great offer for their customers, in Sweden, Finland and Norway.

Henrik Oscarsson, CEO at Adlibris :

We are excited to be able to bring Adlibris Letto FrontLight to our customers in Finland and Norway! The interest in e-reading is growing every day and for a book store for book lovers it is important for us to be able to offer our customers excellent platforms for e-reading and Adlibris Letto FrontLight truly delivers a great e-reading

About Bookeen

Bookeen offers full digital reading solutions under the brand name Bookeen or white labeled. Pioneer on this market since 2003, Bookeen supplies its partners with a technical solution composed of E Ink innovating e-readers, ebookstores (online, or on e-readers) and apps synchronized within the cloud. Bookeen operates in more than 20 countries every year such as Brazil, Sweden, France, Spain, Russia, Hungary, Germany…

Major worldwide players use Bookeen-made solutions: Saraiva (the number one bookstore chain in Brazil), Carrefour (France, Spain, Belgium), Relay (France), Leclerc (France) Adlibris (the leading internet bookstore in the Nordic region)…

Products and digital solutions are designed by Bookeen in Paris. Bookeen is a French Tech company.

For more information and details about Bookeen, don’t hesitate to contact us:

Jean-François Kitten, +33 6 11 29 30 28 jf@licencek.com

Clarisse Lazerges, +33 (0) 9 72 33 47 63 c.lazerges@licencek.com

About Adlibris

Adlibris is the largest Internet book store in the Nordic region. Adlibris is dedicated to creating the best shopping experience for book lovers in Sweden, Finland and Norway always offering competitive prices and fast deliveries. Adlibris.com has over 2 million visitors each month and ships over 20 000 books to our customers each day. Adlibris is owned by the Bonnier Group, the leading Nordic Media group.

For more information and details regarding Adlibris in Finland, please contact:

Marjut Määttä
marjut@adlibris.com

Bookeen confirms its position as a main actor in the e-book industry by partnering up with the E.Leclerc hypermarket chain, the second biggest bookshop in France.

October 15th, 2015
Press Release Bookeen / E.Leclerc: Paris, October 14th, 2015

e-librairie E.Leclerc

In order to develop its e-bookshop offer, E.Leclerc has chosen Bookeen, the French e-book pioneer for over 12 years, to provide a complete digital reading solution called “e-librairie E.Leclerc”. By sharing it’s know-how to the mastermind of “Espace Culturel E.Leclerc”, Bookeen has gathered a new major actor with its digital offer.

Bookeen supplies a full e-book solution combining a performing content platform (https://e-librairie.e-leclerc.com), two e-readers from the Cybook Muse range (and accessories), Android and iOS Apps (“Ma Liseuse”), cloud synchronization and a catalogue of 170 000 e-books (in French only) right from the start.

Starting October 14th, this offer will be available in 500 retail points, meaning every single 215 “Espace Culturel E.Leclerc” and also hundreds of hypermarkets and supermarkets from E.Leclerc chain. With them, Bookeen reinforces its market diversification as well as the presence of a first-class French-made alternative to face international brands such as Amazon and Kobo.

This agreement confirms both the technical excellence of Bookeen products but also the approach of maintaining the chain and bookseller at core in the relationship with the reader.

Michaël Dahan, Bookeen’s Chief Executive Officer:

“The launch of its digital reading offer by the second largest bookstore chain in France is a strong signal made to market. This new initiative comforts us in the leitmotivs that has been thrilling us over the last 12 years: independence, opening, and quality. Fundamentals that caught the attention of a company who has always been able to provide the best products to its customers. We are very enthusiastic to partner with E.Leclerc on this new category.”

About Bookeen

Bookeen offers full digital reading solutions under the brand name Bookeen or white labeled. Pioneer on this market since 2003, Bookeen supplies its partners with a technical solution composed of E Ink innovating e-readers, ebookstores (online, or on e-readers) and apps synchronized within the cloud. Bookeen operates in more than 20 countries every year such as Brazil, Sweden, France, Spain, Russia, Hungary, Germany…

Major worldwide players use Bookeen-made solutions: Saraiva (the number one bookstore chain in Brazil), Carrefour (France, Spain, Belgium), Relay (France), Adlibris (the leading internet bookstore in northern Europe)…

Products and digital solutions are designed by Bookeen in Paris. Bookeen is a French Tech company.

About Espace Culturel E.Leclerc

Founded in 1995, “Espace Culturel E.Leclerc” is a main actor in the distribution of cultural goods in France. Real meeting point, the “Espaces Culturels E.Leclerc” allow access to culture to a large number of people: more than 90% of points of sale are located in cities of less than 80 000 habitants, in which 40% are towns of less than 15 000 habitants. The 215 “Espaces Culturels E.Leclerc” are striving every day in order to facilitate access to culture everywhere in France through the points of sale, welcoming places for dialogue. The brand is constantly looking for a greater accessibility to cultural goods, through geographical zone, price strategy, but also an ambitious product offer. In 2015, “Espace Culturel E.Leclerc” positions itself as the favorite cultural retailer for French people (OC&C Strategy Consultants study done in June 2015).

For more information: www.espaceculturel.fr

For more information and details about Bookeen, don’t hesitate to contact us:

Jean-François Kitten,
+33 6 11 29 30 28
jf@licencek.com

For more information and details about E.Leclerc, please contact:
e.leclerc@edelman.com / 01 56 69 73 85.

Cybook update: calling all beta-testers!

June 16th, 2015

Cybook Update

The past few months our dev team has been hard at working on an update for your Cybooks with some new features we think you’ll be very happy about. What, for instance? Well…

  • Reading time indications (time left before the end of the chapter / the end of the book)
  • Notes export
  • Library: optimisation of the sort order depending on the active view
  • Library: sort by file name
  • New keyboard localisations
  • Multi-line keyboard for note taking
  • Menu: new icons
  • NB For the beta-test, the new features are labelled in English and French only. Of course, translations in all the languages available for the interface will be included  in the official release.

Like the last time, before making this upgrade publicly available, we’d like to have a short beta-test with a small group of experienced users.

So, Cybook Odyssey, Muse & Ocean 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!
You’ll find the serial number on the back of your Cybook, or in the “About” menu available from the home page.

Next, charge your Cybook’s battery! The test will be launched very soon with the update available starting tomorrow, so quick, grab your keyboard and sign up!

How can I submit my feedback?

Go back to our online support and sign in to your Bookeen account.
Then “Submit a ticket”, select the Beta-test, and then “Feedback”.

 

/!\ NB Due to hardware incompatibility, this update will unfortunately not be available for the first versions of the Cybook Odyssey, manufactured in 2011 and 2012. Thank you for your understanding.

Happy reading, and happy beta-testing!
Bookeen Team

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Update for Thalia Odyssey now available

April 22nd, 2015

Excellent news for Bookeeners with Thalia Odysseys: the long-awaited update is available NOW. Please be sure to charge your battery, then activate the wifi connection and follow the instructions to install the update.

Odyssey update

We know you have been very impatient to receive this update and we apologise again for the delay. Thank you all for your patience. We hope you will enjoy the new interface and features.

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 Cybook-reading to all of you,

Bookeen Team