Mobcast Strikes eBook Deal with Orange France

Digital book service provider Mobcast Services has announced an eBook distribution agreement with Orange France that will offer customers eBooks to download & read directly on Android devices and JAVA-compatible handsets. The launch follows the massive growth of both eBooks and Android wireless devices in the French telecom market.

eBook titles available include a selection of free books, titles priced up to €5.99 (£5.11), plus the entire collection of Horoscope 2010 guides, as well as best-selling French classics like Le Tour du Monde en 80 Jours, by Jules Verne. These are accessible from the ‘Applications’ category on the Orange World portal and preloaded via the Application Shop.

“With our strong partnerships with telcos, handset manufacturers and retailers, we could potentially cover up to 10 per cent of the digital book market in the UK alone in 2011,” says Gwen Delhumeau, business development manager for Europe at Mobcast Services.”