Telecom Italia’s Biblet Store, the first Italian digital platform dedicated to the distribution of eBooks, is growing. Launched in October last year at the Frankfurt Book Fair, the digital store had already been chosen by 25 publishers whom Telecom Italia has made agreements. The store hosts about 4,000 titles from the most important publishers such as Mondadori, RCS, De Agostini, Zanichelli and Bruno Editore. These figures confirm the value of the project, aimed at providing access to the world of digital publishing to the large number of publishing firms operating in Italy and to encourage this new market in Italy.
Thanks to this innovative distribution channel and the reading devices (eReaders and tablets) proposed by Telecom Italia, readers can gain access to a large and constantly updated catalogue of titles in Italian of major Italian and foreign authors.
The digital books can be purchased on Biblet Store via PC with payment by credit card, with the new TIM eReader allowing easy and direct access to the digital bookstore through 3G connectivity. The device has a 6” electronic ink display and costs 259 Euro in an innovative Biblet Kit including a SIM card with 5 Euro of traffic included. The eReader device can also be purchased with the subscription formula at 19 Euro per month, including the cumulative recharge of 10 Euro, for the purchase of the ebooks, and 250MB per month of Internet access.
Both solutions offer free mobile access to the Biblet Store and the possibility of purchasing digital titles both with the remaining credit on the SIM card and via credit card.
The new offer is available on biblet.it and at the major Telecom Italia points of sale.
The Biblet Store ebooks can also be read on the numerous Android devices thanks to 'Biblet App', the free application already available on Android Market, allowing access and downloading of books in digital format from the website biblet.it. Subsequently it will be also possible to purchase and read them with the OliPad, the new Olivetti tablet due to be launched on the market in the early months of the new year.
Rome, 30 December 2010