Good e-Reader, along with parent company Oak Branch Media Inc, announced earlier today that the company has acquired Shop e-Readers. This move was to bolster their ability to be able to better serve educational institutions and deliver a wider array of products to customers internationally. The purchase of Shop e-Readers will allow the Oak Branch Media Inc. to expand further into the educational market across Canada and internationally.
Shop e-Readers is the worlds largest website specializing in e-readers and tablet computers. The company first launched four years ago and have been leading the charge in selling e-readers in markets that don’t have a wide variety to choose from. 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.
Customers will end up benefiting from the services provided with the new Good e-Reader App Store! When customers purchase an e-reader they have now the ability to select a number of apps to be pre-loaded on your tablet. For example with the purchase of a Kobo Vox, customers can opt into having Kindle, Nook, Sony or Aldiko loaded onto the device. There is also unique features that allow for the installation of the Good e-Reader Android Market Client on the e-Reader that gives access to over 500 Android Apps.
Michael Kozlowski of Good e-Reader commented, “We are super excited about our first major purchase of another company and basically will allow us to have our say in what e-readers are available for sale. The entire Good e-Reader team reviews tablets and e-readers everyday 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 of being a solid investment. Finally, the deal was cash and the exact amount is confidential.”