The company is the country’s biggest e-bookstore, with a claimed 88 percent market share. Its founder, Natavudh “Moo” Pungcharoenpong, said the local market is still very new and young, but added that it has amassed 3 million users so far, and is adding new subscribers at a rate of 6,000 each day.

It seems the e-book market in Thailand has been quietly flourishing, at least according to a local provider of digital books and magazines, Ookbee.

The company raised a $2 million round from InTouch (formerly Shin Corporation), at a $8 million valuation last September. The current momentum, said Pungcharoenpong, will take the company into Singapore by April.

Last year, Ookbee delivered about 8 million books, free and paid, and raked in revenues of about “several million dollars” in the year, he said.

Its been seeding for its Singapore plans, as well. Last month, it secured a deal with Singapore Press Holdings (SPH), the largest magazine publisher in the country, to add about 100 of SPH’s magazine titles to Ookbee’s platform.

This builds on its recent expansion efforts in the region. Apart from its Thai headquarters, it has an office in Vietnam, and two months ago incorporated an office in Malaysia. Since its Malaysian launch, it managed to attract about 100,000 users reading 40 magazine titles and 5,000 e-books there.

How to Download Kobo eBooks And Strip the DRM ?

Kobo has always had an issue with not letting customers download copies of all of the ebooks they buy, this has been a minor issue, but there are a growing number of reports lately, and the problem may be getting worse.

1) first you need download and install Adobe Digital Editions, download here

2) Login, goto “my Library” on top webpage, all you purchase ebooks list in webpage, click “Adobe DRM ePub” button to download kobo ebook, it will show up in digital editions if you download ebook in digital editions.

2) To remove epub drm, download and install epub DRM Removal that will remove drm protection from epub books, it support windows and mac.

3) Run epub DRM Removal, it is easy to use, select epub file from digital editions folder, click “Remove” button, a new .epub file created without drm protection.

4) Convert new epub format toPDF format using Calibre, donwload here

Kobo ebook

Kobo has officially commented today on the 4 plus year old issue of Kobo customers not being able to download their purchases.

Considering that this has been an issue for the entire 4 plus years I have been a Kobo customer, I am pleased to see that Kobo is finally addressing it.

Kindle DRM ebooks on Android phone

Do you want to read Kindle ebook on Android phone? Kindle ebook has proprietary format that doesn’t support by other e-reader.

But the truth of the matter is that’s not completely true. Technically other e-reader can display Kindle ebooks in their native format, even Kindle DRM eBooks.

Kindle DRM Removal is tools to remove drm protection from Kindle ebooks, it create a .mobi file that was able to convert to text/epub/PDF using calibre, this is tutorial about remove drm from Kindle drm ebooks.

1. Downloading Kindle drm removal
What you need to do is to visit, download and install Kindle drm removal

Run Kindle drm removal
select mobi file to decrypt, you navigate to the folder containing Kindle ebook files, it should be in folder “C:\Users\your-name\Documents\My Kindle Content” folder.

if this mobi file is copy from Kindle reader, then you should input PID of Kindle, you find it at “Home->Menu->Device Info->Serial Number”

Remove drm
click “Remove” button, it will create a new mobi file that can convert to other format using Calibre, you read it anywhere.