Booklive Releases a Browser-Based Reading App

booklive web browser ebook appThe Japanese ebookstore Booklive has just announced the launch of their new HTML5 reading app. The new app supports Chrome, Safari, Firefox, and Internet Explorer. It enables users to download and read .Book (XMDF?)  and Epub ebooks purchased from Booklive, including both manga and reflowable text.

There aren't any early user reports yet, but my source does note that users are limited to downloading a single title at a time, which can be read offline.

booklive web browser ebook app

Booklive is one of the smaller ebookstores in Japan, and it is owned by a coalition of Japanese tech companies which includes Toppan, NEC, Toshiba, and others. A recent survey put Booklive in 6th place in terms of popularity with the Japanese ebook buyer. In addition to reading apps for iOS, Android and Windows, Booklive has also released the Lideo ereader in December 2012.


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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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