Copia Social eReading Platform Goes Live
(Press Release) NEW YORK, NY, November 22, 2010—What if you could open a book and notes from a trusted friend, colleague, professor or even the author, fell from the pages? Part online bookstore, part social network, Copia brings the social experience to the margin of your book.
In contrast to other platforms that simply provide static book and reader information, Copia is a full service social eReading platform that delivers an immersive and engaging experience for users that extends well beyond the transaction based ecommerce sites available in the market today. Copia helps users connect to friends who share common interests and enables real-time discussions inside the pages of their books.
"Some of the most exciting advancements over the past decade have come when a technology redefines an experience people thought they already understood very well," said Ben Lowinger, Executive Vice President of Copia Interactive. "We believe the launch of Copia is one of those moments. Copia embeds community and collaboration directly into the digital experience across multiple content categories."
Copia users can create a library of every book they have ever read, purchase digital eBooks, take notes and highlight passages as they read, as well as organize and share these notes. Users can also invite their book clubs, study groups, Facebook, Twitter and Copia friends to share in their digital reading experience.
"The first time a Copia user is puzzled by a passage then finds an insightful comment left in the margin by another Copia user, they're hooked," said Lowinger. "If a book is worth reading, it's worth talking about. Copia is an easy to use, powerful and refreshing twist on reading."
The power of Copia comes from sharing comments and engaging fellow readers in discussions. Soon available on most popular mobile devices, Copia also caters to your friends who still prefer curling up with a physical book by allowing them to join a group or conversation, a feature that is absent from other popular eReading options.