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
The ebook is older than you think! E-ink ereaders may have been invented in 2007, but believe it or not ebooks have been around for nearly half a century! Hard to believe they've been around so long, but it's true: on July 4th, 1971, Michael S. Hart created the very first ebook by typing out the United States … Continue reading Happy birthday, ebooks! And eternal gratitute to Michael S. Hart
If you're following Anne-Laure and Caroline's Booktube channel (in French), maybe you spotted a picture of a Cybook arm in arm with a teacup in a recent video. A sweet new screensaver for your Cybook! At the request of Laure Glrn on Facebook , we made it into a screensaver for your Cybook, which you can download by … Continue reading New screensaver: Reading survival kit!
I'm going to go out on a limb and say one thing we've all got in common here is our love of reading. 😉 So there's a good chance we're all in a committed relationship with a partner who grows and changes with us, who understands our long-term passions as well as our slightest whims, … Continue reading Me and my Bookstash!
Know your Cybook: in today's episode, fonts. Did you know that you can use any font you like to read your books? All you have to do is add the font files to your Cybook, if your favourite isn't already on the list. 🙂 Just connect your Cybook to your computer with the USB cable, and copy the font … Continue reading #Tip What the font!