Asus is the worlds 3rd top computer company and they have recently partnered up with digital content provider Page Foundry for the formation of a new online bookstore. This new store will be named Versent and will allow Asus customers to buy newspapers, magazines, and bestselling ebooks on demand.
“At the heart of the @Vibe experience our customers will find convenience and choice,” said Vira Chang, head of eBusiness Service Department of ASUS. “There is a clear need for shopping and reading experiences that are simple and straightforward yet powerful. The Versent ebookstore enables ASUS @Vibe customers to find whatever they like, whenever they like and be reading their selected book in seconds.”
The new bookstore will only be available to Asus @Vibe customers. Never heard of it? Well it is basically an online multimedia platform that provides music, videos, radio, and live TV broadcasts. The @Vibe service is an application that you download and gives you an iTunes-esque appearance in the way you access and download content. Only purchases you make can be stored in the “Cloud” and accessed with any @Vibe device.
The new bookstore is not just a simple platform to solely sell books, it also offers incentives such as eBook recommendations, special deals on books, and more! Unlike most bookstores you can easily find James Patterson, Jodi Picoult, Tom Clancy, and other perennial best sellers. Finally, the service even provides a New York Times bestseller list, so you can easily find kids books, non-fiction, and others.
The Versent book store is not operational yet, but they are working out all of the kinks as we speak. You can keep checking its main website to see when it is up and available.
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.