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New Partnership with Saraiva, Brazil

Tuesday, 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

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.



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:
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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 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.

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Contacts Presse Bookeen
Jean-François Kitten, +33 (0) 6 11 29 30 28
Clarisse Lazerges, +33 (0) 1 83 64 77 06
Kai Maack, +33 (0) 1 83 64 77 06

Press contact – Saraiva
Agência Ideal – (11) 4873 7900 –
Danielle Brito
Thais Camargo
Beatriz Sanchez
Andrea Farias

Bookeen completes its product range by offering a brand new tablet in partnership with RELAY

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013
Press release Bookeen / Relay
Paris, 2nd July 2013

Bookeen offers a new solution for ereading: the new Cybook Tablet is specifically designed for readers of digital editions of magazines and newspapers and completes its partnership with Relay.

The Cybook Tablet

Due to the fact that in recent years the number of people who read magazines and newspapers on tablets has increased substantially, Bookeen has decided to launch the Cybook Odyssey tablet in partnership with Relay which has over 550 shops based in the metro, railway stations and airports in France.

The Cybook Tablet is priced at 159,90€ with a gift of 10 magazines in digital format per month during 3 months. This new tablet features a 7” IPS high definition and Multi-Touch screen, an ultra powerful quad-core processor Nvidia Tegra, an extension Micro SDHC, integrated Wi-Fi and a GPS. This easily transportable Android tablet gives users access to the best applications and services which Google has to offer: Google Maps, Gmail, Google Chrome, Google+, YouTube and Google Play.

For people who prefer to read their favourite books on an e-reader which is specially developed for reading in all light conditions, Bookeen still offers its clients the Cybook Odyssey HD FrontLight at 129,90€. For both products, Bookeen provides Relay with a white label eBook store solution which enables Relay to modify the editorial content. The interface of the eBook store solution is designed using Relay branding.

Michael Dahan, President of Bookeen: “we are delighted to be able to offer our customers a new digital reading solution, the Cybook Tablet which caters for people who enjoy reading magazines on a hand held device. By expanding our product range and launching the Cybook Tablet in partnership with Relay marks the first in a number of partnerships to come as we aim to make digital reading available and accessible to everyone.”

The partnership with Relay, the first one for the Cybook Tablet, is one of a number of partnerships which Bookeen undertakes as part of its overall business strategy. Bookeen currently sells Cybooks with some of the biggest bookstores and European distributors such as: Systeme U, Thalia, Cultura, Adlibris, Decitre, Le Furet du Nord, Orell Füssli, Lüthy, Librairies Gallimard, La Procure, Cheminant, Pixmania and…

About RELAY:

RELAY France, a subsidiary of the group Lagardère Services, is a major player in the sales of books and media across 1300 stores in more than 20 countries across the world, of which 550 are in France in public transport locations.

About Bookeen:

Based in Paris, France, selling Cybooks in more than 50 countries, the Bookeen team – experts in eBooks since 1998 – has developed numerous e-reading solutions over the past 13 years (Hardware and software). Bookeen is proud to be bringing innovation to the market through the 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 or ebookstore white label solution like the one developed for Relay.

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Bookeen Press contacts:
Jean-François Kitten, +33 (0) 6 11 29 30 28
Jérémy Daumard, +33 (0) 1 45 03 21 77
Imogen Bailey, +33 (0) 1 83 64 77 06

2011: The Cybook Odyssey

Friday, May 24th, 2013

Bookeen Story: Chapter 5

2011 brings two revolutions for Bookeen: the arrival of the Cybook Odyssey, and strong partnerships with major European bookstore chains.

After the nomadic Opus and the slim and elegant Orizon, the Odyssey is the result of several years of research to accelerate the migration of the electronic ink in the screen. This exclusive technology provides a responsiveness and speed previously impossible on an e-ink screen.

In February 2011, for the first time, Bookeen demonstrates video playback on an e-ink screen, then in May a new video demonstrates scrolling in real-time, opening new possibilities for touch-screen navigation. These two demonstrations soar to the top of E-Ink Infos “Best of 2011” list, more often occupied by US companies.

In November 2011, the Cybook Odyssey is launched. Bookeen’s HSIS (High Speed Ink System) technology makes it extremely rapid, as shown by the animated covers when you open a book, or the scrolling menus. Dictionary look-up is implemented shortly after launch, with a selection of dictionaries.

With its compact design, its touch-screen interface as well as physical buttons, the Cybook Odyssey is a holiday best-seller.

2011 also marks the beginning of new partnerships: with Virgin in France, and an Odyssey branded with the famous capital V, as well as a significant partnership in Italy with La Feltrinelli. These are the beginnings of a new model which will fully develop in 2012, in which Bookeen provides an innovative technical solution to major European booksellers, capable of managing the on-board bookstores of all our clients.

Cybook Odyssey signed by Harlan Coben

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