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 of The Digital Reader. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills weekly. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.

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