Today Good e-Reader and parent company Oak Branch Media Inc has acquired e-reader company Shop e-Readers. This move was to bolster our ability to better serve educational institutions and deliver a wider array of products to customers internationally.
Shop e-Readers is a Vancouver, BC based company focusing on e-readers and tablets in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, and Asia. Their approach to business is focusing on markets that don’t have a wide variety of e-readers and tablets to choose from. All of their devices ship with a DVD that teaches you how to use your device and advanced features. They also ship 100 free ebooks with each purchase so you can get reading right away.
In 2011, Shop e-Readers began a mandate to help universities and K12 schools in Canada to adopt digital learning in the classroom. They currently have their e-readers being sold in Simon Frasier University and Vancouver Community College.
The purchase of Shop e-Readers will allow the company to expand further into the educational market across Canada and internationally.
Customers will end up benefiting from our new Good e-Reader App Store! When you purchase an e-reader you have now the ability to select a number of apps to be pre-loaded on your tablet. For example, if you purchase a Kobo Vox, you can opt into having Kindle, Nook, Sony, or Aldiko loaded onto your device. If you want to be empowered more you can also opt into selecting our Good e-Reader Android Market on your device so you can easily load in over 500 apps on your new gadget.
We are super excited about our first major purchase of another company and this basically will allow us to have our say in which e-readers are available for sale. The entire Good e-Reader team reviews tablets and e-readers every day, and we know what ones are terrible and what ones are good. Going forward, we only want to stock the good ones, so anything available has our seal of approval for being a solid investment. Finally, the deal was cash and the exact amount is confidential.
About Good e-Reader
Good e-Reader is the leading news site on the internet covering the latest digital publishing, ebook, e-reader, and tablet pc news. It is the definitive source on the North American market and was voted into the Top 5 Tech blogs by Freescale Semiconductors. The company produces a wide line of e-reader and tablet video reviews and tutorial videos to help people decide what device is for them. Their newest project is the Good e-Reader App Store that has 1000 Android and Playbook applications free for download.
About Shop e-Readers
Shop e-Readers is the worlds leading online store focusing exclusively on e-readers and tablets. They have the widest selection of devices available and ship internationally. The company current is dealing with various K12 and Universities to digitize the classroom.
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 CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and Verge.