Posts Tagged ‘ebook’

Ebook Bundle: Corrected file for “Der Freigeist”

Friday, February 17th, 2012

A sharp-eyed reader alerted us that there was a problem with the formatting in one of the free books provided in our ebook bundles, “Der Freigeist” by Gotthold Lessing.

We’ve corrected the file and we’re happy to provide it here, download it by clicking on the link below. To read the book, just edit the file name to remove the .zip extension, so the file ends in “.epub”, before loading it on your Cybook.

Der Freigeist_Lessing.epub

Thanks very much to the Bookeener who let us know about this so we could correct it.

Happy reading,

Bookeen Team

Software Upgrade for the Cybook Gen3: Ver. 1.2 Build 796

Friday, September 5th, 2008

Dear Cybook User,

This utility updates the Cybook Gen3 (CYBGEN310B) system software to version 1.2.
Happy e-reading…

Bookeen Support Team

What’s New in Version 1.2 (Build 796)

  • New: user interface now available in 6 languages (English, French, German, Spanish, Italian & Dutch).
  • Improvement: reduced power consumption.
  • Improvement: reduced memory usage.
  • New: zoom menu for PDF files.
  • Improvement: fast panning within PDF files.
  • Improvement: general stability and performance.
  • Fix: SD card detection.
  • Fix: last page saved for files with UTF8 (non ANSI) names.
  • New: possibility to restore factory settings (also deletes personal data in internal memory). To do so, press volume- while switching off.

What was New in Version 1.1

  • New: hyphenation support in Mobipocket files.
  • Improvement: new button management (faster and buffered key detection).
  • Improvement: new event management (previous versions could miss events).
  • Improvement: reduced power consumption.
  • Improvement: table support in Mobipocket files.
  • Bug fix: large covers in PRC files.
  • Bug fix: Asian characters are now displayed properly in PRC files.
  • Bug fix: PDF viewer memory management (to be continued).
  • Bug fix: TrueType font detection (“Fonts” directory).
  • Bug fix: various user interface items (to be continued).
  • Bug fix: detection of MP3 playback frequencies.
  • New: in the “Library”, a lock symbol is visible when a read-only SD card is inserted.

How to Download

  1. From your computer, visit
  2. Login and download the upgrade file.
  3. Extract the content of the downloaded zip file.
  4. You should get a single file “update_kernel”; this is the firmware upgrade utility.
  5. Copy the file “update_kernel” to the root of an SD card.

How to Install

  1. Make sure your Cybook has enough power to operate.
  2. Switch off your device.
  3. Insert the SD card into your Cybook.
  4. Switch on your device.
  5. When the boot image is visible (Cybook & Bookeen logotypes), press the center key of the navigation button and keep it pressed for a few seconds until the screen flashes.
  6. When the screen flashes, you can release the key; the upgrade process is launched.
  7. Only the needed sections are updated. The upgrade should be completed after a couple of minutes.
  8. When the upgrade is completed, the Cybook starts normally.
  9. Delete the file “update_kernel” from the SD card and from your computer. This file will not be useful anymore.
  10. Congratulations! Your Cybook has been upgraded with version 1.2.

How to Check my Cybook Version

  • Open the contextual menu.
  • Open “Advanced…”, then “About…”.
  • “Boo Reader” section shows “Version: x.y (build z)”.

How to Send Suggestions

  • Your feedback is very much welcome.
  • Please avoid using blogs, forums or mailing lists.
  • Simply send an email to
  • All suggestions are taken into account as much as possible in our development schedule.

What’s Next

  • New directory view.
  • Improved Mobipocket, HTML & TXT support.
  • More languages.

Venez nous rencontrer au Salon du Livre de Paris

Saturday, March 15th, 2008

Bookeen est présent au salon du Livre de Paris. Notre stand A067 se situe dans l’espace « Lectures de demain » dédié au livre numérique. Nous serons très heureux de vous recevoir et de vous présenter le Cybook Gen3 en “live”. Le Cybook Gen3 sera en démonstration et en vente sur le salon dans la limite des stocks disponibles. Voici quelques liens très utiles pour faciliter votre visite :

- un plan du salon, pour retrouver notre stand,

- les coordonnées exactes du salon du Livre dans Paris,

- les différents moyens de transport pour y accéder,

- notre fiche exposant sur le site du salon.

Visit us at the 2008 Paris book fair

Saturday, March 15th, 2008

Bookeen is present at the Paris Book Fair in France from March 14th to 19th. Our booth A067 takes place in the “Lectures de demain” (“Tomorrow’s reading”) zone. We will be very happy to meet you there and show you the Cybook Gen3. The Cybook Gen3 will be showcased and for sale on the show within the limits of available stocks. Here are some very useful links to facilitate your visit:

- A plan of the show, to find our stand,

- The exact coordinates of the Paris Book Fair,

- Different means of transportation to get there,

- Our detailed exhibitor file on the show website.