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Cybook e-ink Reader Gets Accidental Damage Plan at BooksOnBoard


BooksOnBoard, a large online retailer for eBooks and downloadable audio books, now offers its customers the first Accidental Damage and Handling Plan anywhere for the new Cybook e-ink eBook Reader. Available in 2 year and 3 year plans, the plan protects users from accidents. It goes beyond the standard one year warranty against hardware defects also remains in effect.

According to Bob LiVolsi, president of BooksOnBoard, Inc. (, “The Cybooks have proven very robust since we first made them available for our eBook customers a few months ago. To our customers’ delight, we have seen no confirmed manufacturing defects or failures. We have seen accidents, however, and an e-ink device like the Cybook is expensive to repair.“

An e-ink screen replacement alone can approach $200 – and may get more expensive if the dollar continues to weaken against the Euro. Bookeen, the manufacturer of the Cybook, is based in France where the Euro is the primary currency.

LiVolsi adds, “The plan eliminates any questions of who is at fault. A Cybook covered under the plan will be repaired at our expense if it falls within the terms of the agreement. The BooksOnBoard Accidental Damage plan helps minimize customer expense associated with an accident and get customers a repaired or replacement unit much more rapidly.”

The policy covers accidental damage to any part of the Cybook Gen 3 Ultralight, but only allows one screen replacement. Other parts may be repaired or replaced as often as appropriate during the coverage period. It is only available at the time of purchase to those who buy the device from BooksOnBoard.

The Cybook Gen 3 Ultralight currently reads all Mobipocket eBooks whether they have eBook Digital Rights Management (DRM) or not. Cybooks also have an earphone jack so that its owners can use it to listen to music or even an audio book. Mobipocket is a subsidiary of Amazon, manufacturer of the Kindle e-ink reader, the same technology used on the Cybook.

BooksOnBoard, Inc. ( offers eBooks for reading as well as audio books. With a selection approaching 200,000 titles, BooksOnBoard has one of the largest catalogs online. Its eBook and audio book titles include titles from all the major publishers, including Random House, Hachette, Harper Collins, Harlequin, Penguin, and Simon & Schuster.

The eBook and audio book categories include everything from general fiction and non-fiction to history, romance, paranormal, mysteries, biographies, thrillers, historical fiction, action / adventure and more. Authors featured by BooksOnBoard include Lori Foster, Lara Adrian, Sabrina Jeffries, Fr. Andrew Greeley, James Patterson, Nora Roberts, Ken Follett, Lincoln Child, David Baldacci, Catherine Coulter, Michael Crichton, Stephen King, Laurell Hamilton, Jim Butcher, William Martin, Jodi Picoult, Elizabeth Moon, Jessica Speart, Terry Goodkind, Karen Marie Moning, Joseph Ellis, David McCullough, Jeff Shaara, Christine Feehan, Kim Harrison, Mary Higgins Clark, Tami Hoag, Lisa Jackson, Steve Berry, Lee Child, Harlan Coban, Douglas Preston, Brian Haig, J.A. Jance, John Lescroart, Robert Crais, Suzanne Brockmann, Ian Rankin, Dean Koontz, Stuart Woods, Robert Ludlum, Nalini Singh, Debbie Macomber, Kay Hooper, Janet Evanovich, Joseph Wambaugh, Kelley Armstrong, Lynsay Sands, Kurt Vonnegut and thousands more.


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