Samsung Expands Its E-Book Service With Readers Hub 2.0

Januar 28, 2013

New features make reading books and magazines on the go even easier and more fun

Samsung Electronics today announced it has expanded its e-book service and will now offer even more customers the chance to transform their digital reading experience with Readers Hub 2.0. The service brings thousands of bestsellers and e-books from around the world, including illustrated cooking books and interactive reading materials for kids, to owners of Samsung’s smartphones and tablets.

Searching and navigating the extensive catalogue available with Readers Hub 2.0 is now quicker and simpler than before. Its enhanced content recommendation service makes it easy to find the titles that are right for each customer. Once they have made their choice, all they need to do is open the title and the intuitive interface allows them to customise the viewing experience: change the text size, background colour or screen brightness so that it is just right for each individual, no matter when and where they are reading.

Simply touching the screen brings up a menu that allows readers to highlight key passages and annotate their reading. The notes are stored separately for easy reference, and can be easily shared. Readers Hub 2.0 also allows excerpts to be posted and shared from eBooks on individuals’ social networks, at any time.

Simon Stanford, Vice President, Telecommunications & Networks, Samsung UK and Ireland said: “We are extremely excited to be introducing our second generation Readers Hub to Samsung Galaxy customers. Technology and content have always had a symbiotic relationship, and it’s important that cutting-edge devices are matched with cutting-edge technology. The extra features available with Readers Hub 2.0 make reading on the go even more enjoyable than before, whilst easy search functions and compatibility mean that reading from a mobile device has never been so easy.”

Readers Hub 2.0 offers an extensive library of content from all around the world. In all EU markets, Samsung has extended its partnerships with global and local publishing partners to offer a wide range of both local and international selections. Once credit card information has been registered, purchasing and downloading an e-book is just two clicks away, and a single password and sign-in gives customers access to ebook content from multiple Samsung devices.

Readers Hub 2.0 is compatible with the following formats: ePub2, PDF, HTML 5 and ePub 3. Samsung has also developed a publisher portal which allows publishers to track, upload and manage their e-book offering.

Readers Hub 2.0 is preloaded on the Samsung Galaxy Note II. Galaxy S III, Galaxy Note 10.1 and Galaxy Camera customers can also download it from Samsung Apps.

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