German Version of Aldiko and German Catalog Now Available

We are happy to release the German version of Aldiko in the latest update. A big thank to Christian Meyer for helping with the translation. In additional to that, we are thrilled to announce that we have partnered with German ebook store, Beam eBooks, to make a large collection of German ebooks available for direct purchase and download in Aldiko.

For German users, you will be now able to browse Beam eBooks’ online catalog, read detailed description of each ebook, purchase and download them directly within the Aldiko Book Reader application. You will be also able to enjoy a large collection of free German content from Beam eBooks’ catalog. The ebooks that you purchased and downloaded will be always on your personal digital bookshelf inside the application. You can enjoy reading them at anywhere and anytime you want, no cable, no internet and no subscription are required.

Start exploring now, happy reading!

About Beam eBook:


Beam eBook was founded in 2005 in Berlin, Germany. It’s an online eBook  shop providing a broad variety of German-language literature, from crime thrillers to specialist books.  eBooks from Beam eBooks can be read on various devices and are not restricted by DRM. The range of eBooks is constantly being extended.  There is also a huge number of free eBooks available. To Beam eBooks,  it is of great importance to deliver quick and customer-friendliy service. For further information about Beam eBooks,  please visit:

O’Reilly Ebooks Now Available on Aldiko Online Catalog

A couple weeks ago, we announced that O’Reilly had made dozens of titles on the Android market as standalone book applications using Aldiko technology. Today, we are excited to announce that O’Reilly ebooks are now available for direct purchase and download in Aldiko Book Reader app. Buying ebooks through Aldiko gives you the same benefit as buying ebooks directly on o’ You will get free lifetime access to the book and 3 DRM-free file formats. What’s more, you’ll automatically get discount for any ebook purchase in Aldiko.

To discover O’Reilly ebooks, go to Aldiko Online Catalog, select “O’Reilly Ebooks”, choose a sub-catalog that interests you and select a title to read detailed description. When you are ready to purchase, just click “Add to Cart”, which will bring you to O’Reilly website to complete the transaction.

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Moreover, at any time when you want to re-download your purchased O’Reilly ebooks, you can always do so by going to “My O’Reilly Bookshelf” from O’Reilly Ebooks in Aldiko.

Why wait, start browsing and discovering now! Happy reading!


About O’Reilly Media:

O’Reilly Media spreads the knowledge of innovators through its books, online services, magazines, research, and conferences. Since 1978, O’Reilly has been a chronicler and catalyst of leading-edge development, homing in on the technology trends that really matter and galvanizing their adoption by amplifying “faint signals” from the alpha geeks who are creating the future. An active participant in the technology community, the company has a long history of advocacy, meme-making, and evangelism. For more information, please visit

New Catalog and New Feature




Over the past 2 months, we’ve received a lot of requests for more content and more catalogs. Today we are thrilled to announce that we have partnered with Smashwords to bring their large catalog of free and paid content to Aldiko. Once you get the update, go to the ‘Download Books’ section and you’ll be able to browse Smashwords’ extensive selection of exciting fiction and non-fiction works from independent publishers and self-published authors.

Along with the new catalog, we also added a couple of new features over the past few weeks:

- Change the cover art of a book (long press the book in the bookshelf view to bring up the context menu)

- Open images in a separate viewer upon long press

- Backward/forward functions allow you to go back to where you were before clicking a link to a different section of the book

- Conveniently open links with a short tap gesture

- Options to turn pages with volume keys

We will continue to add more catalogs and features. If there is something that you’d like to see, we would love to know. Tell us here or send an email to

Happy Reading!



About Smashwords, Inc.:


Smashwords is a publisher and distributor of multi-format ebooks. Their philosophy is to make it easy for anyone, anywhere in the world, to publish ebooks. Authors and publishers simply upload their book as a Microsoft Word file and Smashwords will instantly convert it into nine DRM-free ebook formats, ready for immediate sampling and sale online to a worldwide audience. Since Smasword’s launch 15 months ago, there are now over 2,400 multi-format ebooks published. For more information, please visit

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