Archive for October, 2015

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

Wednesday, 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.

Thursday, 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.