German ebook subscription service launched

Skoobe is German publishers' response to the demand for 'popular' ebook content.

Skoobe, Germany's first ebook subscription service has been launched.

Having previously launched an app which enabled users to read extracts of current German language best sellers, Skoobe has announced that people can now access full text access for a monthly subscription of 9.99 EUR. 

Skoobe acts as a 'virtual library', allowing users to browse the entire collection, and to borrow books for as long as they wish.  Users can borrow up to five books at one time. 

Skoobe was set up as a joint venture between two major German trade publishers (Random House and Georg von Holtzbrinck) but is open to other publishers.  Agreements have been reached with over 70 publishers.  The app is available to EU and Swiss users via the appstore.  An android version will be launched soon.

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