Along with the new version of the Cybook Odyssey Frontlight, coming in November, Bookeen announces, for Christmas 2013, the Cybook Ocean!
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We are very excited to announce the winners of our Cybook Screensaver Contest!
In case you missed it, the contest was to create a new Cybook screensaver image. The creators of the winning images win fabulous prizes including a Cybook or a Cybook accessory of their choice, and the winning image will be included on the new Cybook Ocean along with our official screensavers!
First of all, we’d like to thank everyone who participated! We received such wonderful images, some funny, some poetic, all of them inventive! Choosing one first-prize winner was no easy task… in fact we ended up with TWO winners!
Bravo to Mayda A. and Yves G., who each win the Cybook of their choice! We’re delighted to present their images, which will be featured as screensavers on our Cybooks:
This reinterpretation of “La Liseuse” (“The Reader”) by Fragonard was created by Yves G.
Here’s his explanation:
“I thought the painting of “the Reader” by Fragonard would be a good subject for an e-reader. To build another bridge between art and technology, I created a program which recomposes the painting using only letters. The blurry areas are the result of dozens of letters grouped together.”
This image is composed of 89999 letters!
Mayda A. sent us a beautiful ink drawing entitled “Aspri Lexi” which means “White Word” in Greek. “It portrays several aspects of reading and the written word: the enlightenment of our souls, the unlocking of knowledge, the timelessness of words, the introspective journey of our hearts and minds, the building of new realities, the branching of our roots…”
We found her drawing really beautiful, and we asked her if she could make a variation of it specifically for the Cybook. Here is the result:
In second place, we have another tie! Congratulations to Lydie B. whose image evokes the “secret garden” of reading,
and Hervé L., for his image which is sure to strike a chord amongst fans of literary encounters of the third kind, and of Douglas Adams! It explains a lot about those mysterious objects in the sky. Clearly aliens don’t have Cybooks! (The caption at the bottom says: “*You’ll do anything when you have nothing left to read.”)
Each will receive the Cybook accessory of their choice, or a gift certificate good for ebooks from the Bookeen Store!
For the first time, in addition to our own selection, we’re awarding a “People’s Choice” prize, chosen by you!
The votes have been counted on our blog, our Facebook page and our Pinterest album, and we’d like to congratulate Matthias S., with 123 votes altogether! Bravo to him, he’s won a Cybook accessory of his choice.
See all the images in our Pinterest album and our Facebook album.
Your favourite image didn’t win? Don’t forget that you can personalise the screensaver on your Cybook with the image of your choice!
Feeling inspired? Set your imagination free and create your own screensaver image! Our Pinterest and Facebook albums will remain open, and we’d be thrilled to see any images you’d like to share with us and the whole Bookeen community!
Again, congratulations to all our winners, a heartfelt thank you to all who participated, and happy reading to everyone!
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Bookeen is very happy to present our new readers for Fall 2013.
With several hundred thousand Cybook Odyssey sold in 50 countries, Bookeen will propose in October a new version of our best-seller, with a 6″, 600 x 800 px screen and our optimised FrontLight technology. The FrontLight, enormously appreciated by our clients, allows you to read in any conditions, even in a dark room, without eye fatigue. The Cybook Odyssey FrontLight also offers the highly-demanded choice of buttons or touchscreen.
With 4Go of internal memory, the Cybook Odyssey FrontLight can hold close to 4000 books, and more than 36,000 on a memory card thanks to the microSD port. As for content, the Cybook Odyssey FrontLight comes pre-loaded with more than 100 books, in English, Italian, German, Spanish, and French, so you can start reading right away.
And with 9 weeks of autonomy, you can enjoy reading without worrying about having to stop to charge your battery.
Mid-October, this new Cybook Odyssey FrontLight offers all the key features and qualities at a very tempting price: around 100€ in stores.
In early November, Bookeen will launch the Cybook Ocean, with a large reading surface and extra-thin 7mm design!
After 10 years developing 5 and 6″ readers, here comes the first Cybook with a large, 8″ screen, comparable to a paper book page, with a resolution of 768 x 1024px. This format provides a reading surface 79% larger than that of a standard 6″ reader, excellent for comfortably reading pdf documents, mangas or press for example.
Bookeen’s R&D worked to optimise the Ocean’s design, to provide the best reading comfort in a highly portable object; the Cybook Ocean is exceptionally thin at just 7mm.
The super-thin flat profile nonetheless integrates a new version of the FrontLight technology already crowned with success on the Cybook Odyssey. Read comfortably in all light conditions, from bright sunlight to a dark room.
With 4Go of internal memory, the Cybook Ocean can hold close to 4000 books, and more than 36,000 on a memory card thanks to the microSD port. As for content, the Cybook Ocean comes pre-loaded with more than 100 books, in English, Italian, German, Spanish, and French, so you can start reading right away.
Like all the Cybooks, the Cybook Ocean offers a record autonomy: read without worrying about recharging for up to 10 weeks.
The Cybook Ocean will be available early November for around 160€ in stores, making it a very attractive large-format offer.
We’ll provide more information about the Cybook Odyssey FrontLight and the Cybook Ocean, including photos and more technical details, in the coming days, so stay tuned!
Happy reading to all,
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Our Cybook Screensaver Contest is over, now to award the prizes! In case you missed it, the contest was to create a new Cybook screensaver image. The creators of the winning images can win fabulous prizes including a Cybook or a Cybook accessory of their choice, and the winning image will be included on Cybooks along with our official screensavers!
A huge thank you to all who participated! We received such wonderful images, some funny, some poetic, all of them inventive! Choosing the winners was no easy task… as you will see!
For the first time, in addition to our own selection, we’re awarding a “People’s Choice” award, chosen by you!
And, in response to feedback from our community, we’ve extended the voting period, and it’s now possible to vote directly on our blog!
As we received some images at the very last minute, they didn’t benefit from the same visibility as those sent at the very beginning of the contest. Also, we want to allow everyone to participate, without needing to have an account on facebook or pinterest.
The winner of the People’s Choice prize will receive a Cybook accessory of their choice or a gift check good for ebooks in the BookeenStore. The winner will be announced along with the winners selected by Bookeen, at the end of the vote!
With no further ado, here are the images in the running. Hurry and vote for your favourites, you have through MONDAY 23 SEPTEMBER!
Note: you may vote for as many of the images as you like, but of course, only once.
Best of luck to all, and happy reading!
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Cybook Screensaver Contest - People's Choice Prize
Total Voters: 53
The Cybook Screensaver contest is off to a great start! Take a look at our Pinterest board to see the entries so far, and don’t forget to like your favourites there and on our Facebook page to vote for the People’s Choice prize!
Remember, the deadline for submission is the 30th August, so send your image soon!
See our post here for all the details : http://bookeen.com/blog/contest-become-a-cybook-star/
Happy reading and good luck to you!
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Are you an artist? Here’s your chance, with Bookeen! Create a screensaver image for Cybook; the winning images will be included with our official screensavers, and will be featured on the next Cybooks! If your image is selected, you could win a Cybook, a Cybook accessory of your choice, or a gift certificate for ebooks from the Bookeen Store!
Two chances to win! In addition to our internal selection, submitted images will be displayed on our facebook and Pinterest pages. The image which gets the most “likes” will be elected “People’s Choice” and will also be included!
Take a look at our current screensavers for inspiration, on our Pinterest board.
The fine print:
- images must be in portrait mode, .png format, 768 x 1024px or 1536 x 2048px
- the image must be black and white, with high contrast, since it will be displayed on a 256-level greyscale screen.
/!\ Don’t forget that the image must look good on an e-ink screen. If the format and the technical guidelines are not respected, we will not be able to use the image.
The image should be about literature, reading, books, texts, authors, …
For obvious reasons, we cannot select images which could be considered shocking or offensive. Please also avoid images which are too minimalist to be understood by the general public. The image should bring pleasure to a maximum of our clients who will find it on their Cybook.
Bookeen must be able to use the image free of copyright restrictions.
Now grab your mouse, pen, stylus, paintbrush… Best of luck to all of you, we can’t wait to see what you’ll come up with!
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UPDATE 24 July: Thanks to all of you for your enthusiastic replies! We’ve received all the feedback we need for this question. We really appreciate your participation, and we’ll surely request feedback on more topics in future, so keep watching our blog!
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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 Bol.com…
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.
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 BookeenStore.com or ebookstore white label solution like the one developed for Relay.
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