BookFest influence Chinese-Language ebook Publisher to innovate with Chinese ebook Apps
With millions of Apple iDevices like iPads, iPhone being sold throughout the world ,apps developer who are eager for a share of the pie has been aggressively creative and developing several application which works with the devices that enhances better lifestyle and also to capitalize on the high paid download rates on latest media technology which includes GPRS location Apps , games download , photo sharing .music download etc
Among most of the application , Ebooks Apps has been catching fast especially with the “Go Green – Save Gaia” theme where every reader who support the program buy their digital ebook online contribute to saving trees and our living environment.
With ebook apps , it provide readers the convenience and freedom to download and read all type of digital document like newspaper , brochure , ebooks , digital magazine , digital directories and even play digital audiobooks .This technology provide a new interface standard for ergonomy book reading , where reader can access to high definition content presentation in the palm of his hand with the revolutionary yet easy reading on their mobile internet device
Such popularity of ebooks Apps therefore inspire online ebookstore to provide even ebook reading apps for smartphones and iPad tablets, and they’re usually free! .Some of these ebooks apps provider include ;
FBReader, laputa Reader , Aldiko Book Reader, Reader ( Sony ) ,eReader Android , Kindle , Nookbook , Kobo reader etc….the list goes on , and most of such ebookstore has typically cater mostly to English books but does carry a smaller stocklist of Chinese ebook and other multiple language books .
With such advancement in the Apps technology , publishers in the Asian region also felt and appreciate the interest of the savvies generation whom are becoming the new gadget yuppies who usually will own a mobile internet devices which let them easily browse the world wide web and getting connected through Social media platforms . These potential group of User are usually young professional and who are eager to access to latest digital technology and will be prone to access and purchase such apps without much hesitation .
With a big potential Chinese market in China , ebook publisher has also develop New Chinese ebooks Apps to cater to gadget yuppies who are mostly young readers and most of the apps are mostly bilingual .
They feel the new technology represent a remarkable achievement on using digital media technology to fully leverage Chinese – Language content to reach out to the rapidly emerging pool of savvies readers who are getting accustomed to using mobile internet devices .
One of the major player to cater with Chinese ebook apps is apple itunestore and ibookstore. .There are thousands of books written in Chinese in the iBook Store. It has been quite difficult to locate a specific title for Chinese book that can be read with the iPad as not many books has been converted to ebook formats until quite recently and with recent development and introduction of Chinese ebooks apps , the task has been much easier .
Most of the Chinese ebooks apps works similar to the major players like Aldiko , and usually the apps can be downloadable for Free .
With the Free Apps , readers can easily access to Apple’s itunestore and download their selected books directly from the Apps webstore , which usually carry a wide range of digital ebooks , magazine etc ..
Some of the most recent popular chinese ebooks apps being promoted aggressively in Hongkong and Taiwan include Aidubooks , GBbookmall , ehongkong.com , shu-book, JMbookstore , qqstore .
Most of the Apps support Chinese ebook download and is able to convert between Simplified and Traditional Chinese switch between horizontal and vertical layout styles . they are usually compatible with iBook format and relatively all target to Apple’s customer who uses iPad & iPhone
A recent success case in 2010 was when Aidubooks which last exhibited their cutting edge technologies in publishing electronic books during the BookFest@ Hongkong exhibition in 2010 has managed top grossing sales under iTune App store under ” General category “with First Top Paid ( all Hongkong downloads ) since its launch of one of its published book by a famous celebrity in Hongkong .The result was achieved within a short duration of 4 days , as iphone and ipod users were prompt and eager to access the product using the New Ebooks Apps to access to a platform of thousand of ebooks and emagazines .