Adobe PDF-based eBooks to be offered through OverDrive’s Network of Retailers


CLEVELAND – July 17, 2001 – OverDrive®, Inc., today announced that it is extending its eBook service offerings to support its rapidly growing Adobe® Portable Document Format (PDF) customer base. Effective immediately, OverDrive will leverage Adobe Content Server to provide eBook resellers, publishers, and content portals copyright protection services to secure, sell and protect their Adobe PDF-based eBooks.

“OverDrive has significantly expanded its B2B service offering to publishers, content websites and eBook retailers here in the US and abroad by including Digital Rights Management (DRM) solutions for Adobe PDF-based documents and eBooks,” stated OverDrive CEO Steve Potash.  “Adobe Content Server provides flexible and secure methods of creating profitable digital publishing businesses for Adobe PDF-based eBooks,” Potash added.

“Adobe PDF-based eBooks give publishers the unique ability to bring their print books to life electronically,” said Susan Altman Prescott, vice president of product marketing, Cross Media at Adobe Systems. “By integrating Adobe Content Server into their solution offerings, OverDrive is opening up new opportunities for publishers and content owners to benefit from the growth and success of the leading eBook platform—Adobe PDF.”

OverDrive has been providing commercial publishers with ePublishing software and conversion services for 15 years.  It operates an eBook Technology Center in Montego Bay, Jamaica and provides secure hosting and eCommerce services for eBook retailers both in the US and throughout Europe.  Acrobat eBook inventory is being added to OverDrive retail eBookstores using its MIDAS Technology as well to its wholesale distribution service at


About OverDrive, Inc. ( is a worldwide leader in Open eBook (OEB), .LIT, XML, PDF and Print on Demand (POD) conversion and services for the ePublishing industry. The Company provides secure eBookstore hosting and digital rights management as part of its MIDAS Technology and operates, a global wholesale digital book service for secure distribution of eBooks and Print-on-Demand files.


Dawn Clark

OverDrive, Inc.

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