Today, April 18 2018, Bookeen turned 15! In 2003, in an appartment in the south of Paris, Laurent Picard and Michaël Dahan founded Bookeen for "book enthusiasts". https://twitter.com/DahanMike/status/986511532539437057 Fifteen years later, some things haven't changed: we're still just as passionate about ebooks! As for the rest... After moving house a few times, Bookeen are still … Continue reading 15 years already!
Today is Michael S. Hart's birthday, and that is something to celebrate! He was born the 8th of March, 1947. Who was he, you ask? I'd say he was a visionary and an activist who decided to fight ignorance and illiteracy with the best possible weapons: books. Oh, and also he just happens to be … Continue reading A very happy birthday to Michael S. Hart, the inventor of the ebook!
Ah, January. Time to reflect on the past year and plan for the new one; time to make a few resolutions and cultivate healthy reading habits... So, New Year's Resolutions: can we talk about that? Let's start with the obvious one: read more. When I put it like that, who can argue, right? 😉 But, … Continue reading New Year’s resolutions: Read more!!
2017 is over, but it's left us with lots of memories and beautiful pictures! Here's a look at our "best 9" on Instagram (thank you for all the likes! ❤ ) and a few of our favourites from the #CybookParade that you've shared on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook (thank you for all your wonderful photos! … Continue reading #CybookParade: 2017 in pictures!
Know your Cybook: channel your inner librarian, because today we're going to talk about organising your library with Collections! Let's start from the beginning: What are these "Collections" you speak of? What's a Collection? It's a list! And it's a simple way to organise your books on your ebook reader. Collections let you organise your … Continue reading #Tip Organise your Cybook Library with Collections
In 2007, there were already ebook readers. Most of them were large, ridiculously heavy, with lcd screens. Bookeen's was called the "Cyber Book" or Cybook Gen1: it weighed 1kg, had a 256 colour touchscreen, an internet connection and a battery life of about 4 hours... October 2007: presenting the Cybook Gen3 Then in October, Bookeen … Continue reading 2007-2017: The Cybook Gen3 is 10 years old!
We often hear about ebooks mentioned as opposed to paper books, as if the two were mutually exclusive. But false dichotomies are so limiting, don't you think? Why pit one against the other? Isn't reading the important thing, no matter how you do it? Can't we love both paper books and our ebook reader? Hashtag LoveIsLove! … Continue reading Paper vs. Ebooks: can’t it be both?
When Cybooks go out into the wild, they end up living happy lives in every corner of the world. But from time to time we get news of them, thanks to bookeeners who share photos online! Sometimes to talk about their current #CybookRead or a new favourite book, sometimes it's because the kitteh was being … Continue reading Cybook Parade: Vacation edition
Know your Cybook: in today's episode, we get up close and personal with the integrated dictionary lookup. Judging from the frequency and variety of the questions we get about this, it's a topic close to your heart! So let's get started. How to look up a word in the integrated dictionary Your Cybook comes with … Continue reading #Tip Everything you ever wanted to know about Cybook dictionaries but were afraid to ask
Know your Cybook: in today's episode, learn how to switch your display to white text on a black page. Like to read at night? Put away those industrial-strength night-vision goggles: your Cybook has your back. I mentioned the "white text / black page" display, also known as "Night Mode" on twitter recently and it turns out that … Continue reading #Tip: Reading in the dark: FrontLight and Night Mode