Gardners and Go support Independent British Bookshops with 6” GoTab GBT6 and Hive Reader
Warwick, England | 16 September 2012

Today at the Gardners Books Tradeshow, UK companies Go and Gardners Books are pleased to announce a new way for bookworms to enjoy thousands of chart topping eBooks with the launch of the new 6” GoTab™ GBT6 with Hive™ Reader. The GoTab Android 4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) eBook Reader is the perfect ‘pocket’ sized device letting users carry thousands of eBooks with them everywhere they go. The Wi-Fi device lets viewers download and read eBooks in full colour using the dedicated Hive Reader technology. It also gives users access to surf the Internet wirelessly, eMail, use Facebook®, Twitter® and enjoy over 1,000,000 Android™ Apps availablee. The 6” GoTab has a high-resolution 155PPI colour screen so eBooks look crisp and vibrant. At only 230g the GoTab is amazingly lightweight, it fits perfectly in the palm of your hand and its textured rear surface means its comfortable to hold, even if users get absorbed in a great story! The GoTab GBT6 will be available in October for a SRP of only £59.

Packed with the latest eReading technology, Hive Reader is intuitive to use and the streamlined download process enables consumers to start reading their eBook purchases from quicker than ever! Hive Reader supports Adobe® DRM copyrighted ePub and PDF eBooks, and even lets users transfer eBooks they’ve already downloaded to Adobe Digital Editions. Hive has a huge amount of love for local independent shops making it different from a usual online retailer, as the Hive network lets readers assign their account to their favourite local bookshop. This then lets the bookshop benefit from a share of revenues on purchases made by users on Hive.

Sam Goult, Design Director comments “GoTab and Hive Reader gives UK readers a fantastic new opportunity to quickly download the newest chart topping eBooks while supporting their local independent bookshop. The high-resolution 155PPI multi-touchscreen displays eBooks with crystal clarity and its handy 6” pocket-sizes design means that bookworms can dip into their favourite eBook everywhere they go. The LED backlit screen is ideal for reading whether you’re on the tube, going on holiday or in bed.

GoTab also lets users surf the web, email, do their social networking, listen to music or internet radio, and download over 400,000 Android Apps. We are proud to be supporting independent British bookshops and with the GoTab GBT6’s breakthrough pricepoint of only £59 we anticipate this being a big hit with both adults and children alike this Christmas- the perfect gift at a fantastic price!”

Bob Jackson, Commercial Director at Gardners Books comments “We are delighted to be working closely with Go to include the forthcoming Hive reader app on the innovative range of GoTab’s and GoBook eReaders. We see this as a huge opportunity for independent booksellers to compete with online multi-national retailers and embrace ‘going digital’ by selling eBooks whilst retaining their loyal customer base. Gardners amazing new range of GoTab devices featuring Hive Reader is great news for both independent retailers and consumers alike!”

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