A new development on the eBook market? Naming is as simple as the concept behind it: the concept of eBooks to read just backwards, finished. The interested eBook readers do not much to take part: join skoobe.de, app for iPhone or iPad install, choose the book and read. (Similarly see: Mayor of NYC). The conditions are also clear: up to five books at the same time, rent for only 9.99 euros a month. This introductory offer is valid only for the first 10,000 customers, from 1.3.2013 can be rented monthly only two books for the same monthly price. The reading of all available books at skoobe is possible even without membership.
Assuming you have the app and hardware. The virtual library is a joint venture between arvato and Random House Publishing Group Georg von Holtzbrinck publishing group. According to skoobe focuses entertaining literature, non-fiction, guides and books for children and youth the eBook offer on the segments and includes Droemer already current books of by renowned German publishers,. DVA, Fischer, Goldmann, Heyne, Kiepenheuer & Witsch, Lubbe, Luchterhand and Rowohlt. These publishers belong essentially to the operator Consortium.
We surveyed the Web to skoobe ramming everywhere on a positive echo. “That it is for the first time in Germany a flat-rate offer for electronic reading” with skoobe give e-book-news.de writes, is somewhat exaggerated: the Onleihe system of the city libraries offers significantly cheaper eBook flat rates for many years. The municipal library of Freiburg, for example, requires only 15 EURO per year for your entire offer incl. eBook Library. According to boersenblatt.net the skoobe includes more than 8,000 digital books”, so that it beats the Onleihe stocks of the most municipal libraries however. The municipal library of Freiburg has around 2,100 eBooks, Berlin, however, has more than 10,000 eBooks in the inventory. Also it takes the reader in public institutions some time until new releases reach. Due to the licensing, even waiting times exist for Borrow eBooks at skoobe unthinkable. “But despite all shortcomings of the Onleihe system is the determination by itopnews.de yesterday was the way of the lending library” premature. Following wording appears more realistic: the (municipal) lending are also not yesterday. If the excessive enthusiasm is also not appropriate, skoobe definitely an interesting concept. Whether the price and offer model permanently will convince the young and quite clear in Germany eBook community, is still not definitively predict. Too many platforms try new offers at the moment to win the competition for the eBook market. Which offers have the potential to this gold rush phase”to establish permanently? No one can give a conclusive answer. So, it is exciting.