Posts Tagged ‘Germany’

Cloud solution attached to Cybook Odyssey with Thalia and Deutsche Telekom

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013
Bookeen Press Release
Paris, 26th February 2013

Following on from the success of the launch of Bookeen’s e-readers by Thalia in Germany, Switzerland and Austria during Christmas 2012, the leading German Bookstore has decided to enhance its e-reader solution by adding a cloud solution powered by Deutsche Telekom.

Bookeen has been working since summer 2012 to link and connect all the Cybooks sold by Thalia to this new cloud solution. This set up offers new features helping to synchronise customers’ content within Thalia’s ecosystem.

In 2012, Thalia released Bookeen’s Cybook Odyssey HD FrontLight and Cybook Odyssey 2013 Edition inbuilt with Thalia’s eBook store within 300 stores in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Thanks to the partnership between Bookeen and Thalia, Thalia is a leader in the German digital eBook industry. As a result of its partnership with Thalia, Bookeen has contributed to making e-reading become a mainstream technology in Germany.

Dr Bernhard Mischke, Thalia Director Digital and Mobile says: “Our collaboration with Bookeen enabled us to offer our customers eReading devices of high quality. The eReader “Cybook Odyssey HD FrontLight”, for example, has been a great success, especially throughout the Christmas season. Therefore, we plan to continue our cooperation as well as improving the current range of products.”

Michael Dahan, Bookeen CEO says: “We are delighted to be continuing our work with prestigious partners as such as Thalia and Deutsche Telekom for their e-reader solution. Since we announced our partnership with Thalia last summer, we have seen a significant success in sales of the Cybook Odyssey HD FrontLight sold by Thalia. This demonstrates that there is a strong market for e-reading in Germany and we are still continuing to position Bookeen as one of the industry leaders in Europe.”

Cybook Odyssey HD Frontlight

On top of managing this new solution, all Cybooks connected to Thalia ebook stores (Thalia.de, Thalia.at, Thalia.ch, Buch.de) will be able to synchronise content (new books, archived books, books opened on other devices, last page position…) within Thalia’s ecosystem.

To continue the collaboration, Bookeen is managing everyday actions on Thalia/Cybook devices (new features thru OTA updates…) and working with Thalia’s team on a future common project for an innovative and premium reading solution to be announced later on this year.

About Bookeen
Based in Paris, France, selling Cybooks in more than 50 countries, the Bookeen team – experts in eBooks since 1998 – have developed numerous e-reading solutions over the past 13 years (Hardware and software). Bookeen is proud to be bringing innovation to the market through this new FrontLight technology or HSIS, a technology featured for the first time in its Cybook Odyssey device.

Bookeen also offers its very own bookstore solution, featured on the Cybook Orizon & Odyssey devices and accessible online at BookeenStore.com

For more information: www.bookeen.com
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Bookeen Press contacts:
Jean-François Kitten, jf@licencek.com +33 (0) 6 11 29 30 28
Imogen Bailey, i.bailey@licencek.com +33 (0) 1 83 64 77 06

Bookeen and Thalia expand their collaboration

Thursday, November 15th, 2012
Paris, 8th November 2012
Bookeen Press Release / Increased partnership with Thalia, Germany

After launching the Cybook Odyssey in June, Bookeen, the European leader in e-reading, joined forces with Thalia, the #1 Bookseller in Germany, to lead the digital market in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

In November Thalia will launch Bookeen’s Cybook Odyssey HD FrontLight and the Cybook Odyssey 2013 Edition within 300 stores.

Thalia will be the exclusive German bookseller selling the Cybook Odyssey HD FrontLight during the Christmas period.

Thalia will offer the brand new Cybook Odyssey HD FrontLight, the best illuminated e-reader ever. With this device Bookeen brings to Thalia premium technology ahead of what Amazon and Kobo are offering. Thalia will also sell the Cybook Odyssey 2013 edition. Both Cybook Odysseys will be provided with a Thalia e-book store embedded.

This announcement further strengthens Bookeen’s international strategy which is focused on delivering e-reading devices on a global basis with a Cybook Odyssey e-reader solution and a strong content management system.

This partnership affirms Bookeen’s position as the only European competitor to the Amazon Kindle and Kobo e-readers.

Michael Busch, Thalia CEO:
“We at Thalia have a solid foundation of experience in eBooks and eReading. This expanded partnership with Bookeen, after a very successful launch in June, is therefore an important step as it brings together our common experience in this domain. Our customers will be able to discover Bookeen’s new FrontLight technology within major bookshops thanks to our expert booksellers. The rapid developments in the e-reader market as well as the increase in the distribution of eBooks justifies Thalia’s strategy to invest in this sector.”

Michael Dahan, Bookeen CEO:
“Thalia has clearly proven to be one of the most influential booksellers in Europe by taking a leading position in this new digital revolution. We had an amazing start to our partnership during the summer and this is a great opportunity for Bookeen to broaden this collaboration by bringing our new products and innovation to German customers by working with Thalia. By offering our new Cybook Odyssey HD FrontLight exclusively to Thalia in Germany this is clearly a key step in our partnership going forward.”

About Bookeen
Based in Paris, France, selling Cybooks in more than 50 countries, the Bookeen team – experts in ebooks since 1998 – have developed numerous e-reading solutions over the past 13 years (Hardware and software). Bookeen is proud to be bringing innovation to the market through this new FrontLight technology or HSIS, a technology featured for the first time in its Cybook Odyssey device.
Bookeen also offers its very own bookstore solution, featured on the Cybook Orizon & Odyssey devices and accessible online at BookeenStore.com
Bookeen Press contacts:
Jean-François Kitten, jf@licencek.com +33 6 11 29 30 28.
Imogen Bailey, i.bailey@licencek.com +33 1 83 64 77 06
About the Bookeen Cybook Odyssey HD FrontLight
The Cybook Odyssey HD FrontLight is the brand new e-reader from Bookeen. The HD FrontLight technology enables e-book pages to be illuminated with a layer of light and is inbuilt with a High Definition tactile screen which uses e-ink. This new e-reader benefits from an unparalleled rapidity thanks to Bookeen’s High Speed Ink System and it is also optimized with an autonomy which allows many weeks of reading time. The Bookeen interface has been improved yet again to produce an ultra intuitive navigation for the tactile screen or mechanical buttons. The interface enables PDF Reflow (simplification of the formatting of PDFs). Free dictionaries are offered and the Cybook Odyssey HD FrontLight is enriched with a range of content which the reader can increase just with a few touches of the screen in order to freely access the online library of their choice via Wi-Fi connection.
About Thalia:
With nearly 300 bookstores in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, around 5270 employees and an annual turnover of around € 935 million (2010/11) Thalia is market leader in the retail book trade within German-speaking countries. The company is also a true multi-channel dealer in the German book market: equally competent and close to the reader in both classical bookstores and its online shop, Thalia offers its customers competence and inspiring shopping experience in “real” and in the “virtual” world of books. Thalia, is part of Douglas Holding AG.

For more information and details regarding Thalia, please contact:
Ms. Mirjam Berle
Head of Corporate Communication & Social Relations
Thalia Holding GmbH, Kabeler Straße 4, D-58099 Hagen
Phone: +49(0)2331/690-6319, Fax: +49(0)2331/690-6322, Mobile: +49(0)175/2434539
E-Mail: m.berle@thalia.de

Bookeen partners with Thalia, the German market leader

Thursday, June 14th, 2012
Paris, 12th June, 2012
Bookeen Press Release / New partnership with Thalia, Germany

Bookeen, the European leader in e-reading, joins forces with Thalia, the #1  Bookseller in Germany, to launch Cybook Odyssey within Thalia shops

After announcing last week a partnership with the leading Nordic bookseller, Adlibris, Bookeen expands his relationship with the first German book seller, Thalia.

As part of their strategy to play an important role in the German e-book market, Thalia recently announced a partnership with Bookeen. Cybook Odyssey is to be launched next week in about 300 stores (in Germany, Austria and Switzerland).

The Cybook Odyssey is an e-reader designed for the best reading experience using the High Speed Ink System, the exclusive Bookeen technology. The Cybook Odyssey  will be providing  an embedded Thalia e-book store.

This announcement further strengthens Bookeen’s international strategy which is focused on delivering e-reading devices on a global bases with a Cybook Odyssey solution and a strong content management system.

During the previous months Bookeen has already announced partnerships to bring Cybook Odyssey to Virgin Megastore, Cultura, Decitre in France, La Feltrinelli, the leading bookseller in Italy, and Adlibris, the leading bookseller in Sweden.

With these new collaborations Bookeen can clearly be seen as the only European competitor of Amazon kindle and Kobo e-readers.

Michael Busch, CEO of Thalia:

“We at Thalia have a solid base of experience in eBooks and eReading. This partneship with Bookeen is therefore an important step as it brings together our common experience in this domain. We do believe the result will clearly reshuffle the cards on the German e-book market.

The rapid developments in the market of eReading as well as the increasing distribution of eBooks justifies Thalia’s strategy to invest in this segment”

Michael Dahan, CEO at Bookeen:

“Thalia has clearly proven to be one of the most influential booksellers in Europe by taking a leading position in this new digital revolution. It is a great opportunity for Bookeen to bring our products and innovation to German customers together with Thalia. Cybook Odyssey has proven to be one of the most appreciated eBook readers throughout Europe offering ease of use and freedom of mobility to the customers.

About Bookeen

Based in Paris, France, the Bookeen team – experts in e-books since 1998 – have developed numerous e-reading solutions over the past 13 years. Bookeen is proud to be bringing innovation to the market through HSIS, a technology featured for the first time in its Cybook Odyssey device.

Bookeen also offers its very own bookstore solution, featured on the Cybook Orizon & Odyssey devices and accessible online at BookeenStore.com

About Thalia:

With nearly 300 bookstores in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, around 5270 employees and an annual turnover of around € 935 million (2010/11) Thalia is market leader in the retail book trade within the German-speaking countries. The company is also a true multi-channel dealer in the German book market: equally competent and close to the reader in both, classical bookstores and its online shop, Thalia offers its customers competence and inspiring shopping experience in “real” and in “virtual” worlds of books. Thalia, is part of Douglas Holding AG.

For more information and details regarding Thalia, please contact: Ms. Mirjam Berle
Head of Corporate Communication & Social Relations

Thalia Holding GmbH, Kabeler Straße 4, D-58099 Hagen
Fon: +49(0)2331/690-6319, Fax: +49(0)2331/690-6322, Mobil: +49(0)175/2434539
E-Mail: m.berle@thalia.de

Bookeen Press contacts:

Jean-François Kitten, jf@licencek.com +33 6 11 29 30 28. Capucine de Jessey, c.dejessey@licencek.com. Imogen Bailey, i.bailey@licencek.com +33 1 83 64 77 06.