December 5, 2020

eBooks: Baker & Taylor and K-NFB Reading Release Blio iOS App

From a News Release:

Readers who already have a Blio account can now read all their books on their iPad, iPhones or iPods by downloading the app from the Apple App Store and entering their Blio account information.

Books which have been previously purchased at any Blio-enabled retail storefront will be automatically available in the users’ Blio library on their Apple device.  Blio, launched previously for the Windows operating system, is preloaded on millions of tablets, netbooks, laptops, and mobile devices and can be downloaded for free at www.blio.com.

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Blio incorporates a book’s full-color printed layout, allowing digital books to stay true to their original format, while creating a vibrant, personal experience for readers.  Enhanced books with professional Read Along functionality allow users to engage with their content like never before. Blio also enables readers to insert page notes, highlight, and browse the web from inside their books.

“Blio brings books to life by offering the most engaging, flexible and interactive reading experience you can find enabling readers to engage with their passions in a whole new way. And, it allows readers to take their libraries with them wherever they go. Now they can carry Blio across their devices, from desktops and laptops to smartphone and tablets, for a seamless experience,” said Ray Kurzweil, world-renowned inventor and founder of K-NFB Reading Technology.

Due to Apple’s new policy regarding purchasing products within an app downloaded from the App Store, the app does not provide a link to the Blio store. iPad, iPhone and iPod users can use their devices to purchase books by visiting http://mobile.blioreader.com.

Screen Shots, List of Features, and Download App
The App store page mentions that you can import free ebooks in PDF, EPUB, or XPS formats.

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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