There is a new eBook store in town by the name of Adlibris Mondo. It has burst onto the scene in Sweden this week and finally gives traditional bookstore shoppers an incentive to go digital. You will find all sorts of content here, such as eBooks, audiobooks and e-Singles by Atavist. There are also apps you can download for iOS that will allow you to read or listen to anything you buy.
“There’s been no place online that can serve as both a book shelf and a bookstore,” says Jonas Olofsson, the manager behind the development of Mondo. “The ambition with Adlibris Mondo is to be the most personal and inspiring store for digital reading, as well as a place for you to collect your reading. A place you can make your own.”
If listening to audiobooks are your thing Adlibris Mondo offers you unlimited downloads for a low monthly fee. The first month is free, so you can get a sense of the quantity of the genre that interests you.
Adlibris has been selling eBooks for a number of years and doubled sales in 2012, where it made $2.2 million dollars. Interestingly enough Bookeen licensed out their Cybook Odyssey e-Reader to them in 2012 and they changed the name to the Adlibris Letto.
The first version of the app right now suffers from a multitude of factors. The color scheme is fairly loud and obtrusive and you basically have various shades of Cyan and Grey. The overall design is a bit basic and does not have much customization available for bookshelves or the e-reading experience. Still, it does the job of buying books and reading them in the app.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.