BooksV ebookstore now open in Japan

Fujitsu officially opened their new ebookstore on Wednesday,

They’re calling BooksV Japan’s largest ebookstore, and with 300k articles (available through magazines, research reports, and statistical reports) it might be. Content is drawn from a partnership with Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd. (DNP) and DNP’s affiliate, Inc. It’s spread across a number of genres from fiction to technical and scientific publications. You can also find a number of magazines in BooksV, including Weekly Diamond, Weekly Toyo Keizai, and Nikkei Weekly.

it’s not clear what formats are supported, but the press release days say that apps are available doe Windows and Android.


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  1. igorsk24 June, 2011

    The format listed for a few books I clicked on was XMDF. Japanese version of Sony Reader support XMDF but I’m not sure if DRM (if there is one) is compatible. The site only links to BunkoViewer for Windows. The help pages also link to Acrobat Reader so I guess there might be some PDFs.

  2. Robin Birtle25 June, 2011

    I found the same as igorsk for the books I checked – all XMDF with support at the moment only for Windows (the Android support is slated for later in the year).

    It appears there are a large number (over 250,000) items listed as ‘magazine articles/ reports’. I made a quick check of these items and the ones I saw were in PDF format and were very short (between 1 and 7 pages).

    Now, if these quarter of a million items are included in their 300k item count it puts quite a different slant on Fujitsu’s claim to having the largest eBookstore in Japan.

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