Japanese ebooks added to the Hanvon ebookstore

I came across an article today about how Hanvon had signed a deal to sell Japanese ebooks in their ebookstore.

Tokyo-based media firm Creek & River Co. has signed a contract to supply content to Hanvon Technology Co., the largest producer of e-book readers in China, it has been learned.

Creek & River plans to start supplying content originally published in Japanese by small and mid-sized publishing firms and individuals, including comics, novels and magazine articles, as early as autumn.

Ever since I found out that Pocketbook were one of 3 Mirasol partners last week I've been trying to guess the names of the other 2. It's pretty safe to assume Amazon are a partner, but who would make the best partner in Asia?

I can't think of a better alternative than Hanvon. (Actually, Foxconn might be able to pull it off, but they don't have the market presence of Hanvon.) I have nothing to support this supposition (yet), but I have the feeling that it's true.

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader:"I've been into reading ebooks since forever, but I only got my first ereader in July 2007. Everything quickly spiraled out of control from there. Before I started this blog in January 2010 I covered ebooks, ebook readers, and digital publishing for about 2 years as a part of MobileRead Forums. It's a great community, and being a member is a joy. But I thought I could make something out of how I covered the news for MobileRead, so I started this blog."

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