Microsoft, Adobe, Palm, Mobipocket Square Off At Seybold Seminars New York


NEW YORK – February 4, 2002 – Which eBook format will emerge as the leader as technologies continue to evolve? An all-star panel of top representatives from the eBook divisions of Microsoft, Adobe, Palm Digital Media, and Mobipocket will face off at the upcoming Seybold Seminars in New York. The event, “Ten Minutes with an eBook Vendor”, will be held on Thursday, February 21 from 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. at the Jacob Javits Convention Center.  Steve Potash, President, Open eBook Forum, ( and CEO of OverDrive, Inc., ( will chair the event that will focus on raising awareness about the latest trends in the eBook industry.

Seybold Seminars New York is featuring this educational session as part of their Enterprise Publishing Conference, Book Publishing Track, headed by Paul Hilts, Media Industry Analyst.  Highlights of “Ten Minutes with an eBook Vendor” include:

  • An update on Microsoft Reader 2.0 and its newest features.
  • New licensing agreements for Adobe Content Server and DRM services.
  • A discussion of Palm Digital Media Group’s success in the PDA market.
  • The portability of eBooks for cellphones from Mobipocket.

Each presenter will have ten minutes to inform the audience about their company’s current and future role in the eBook industry.  There will be an extended question and answer session after all the presentations have been completed. The Open eBook Forum (OeBF) is an international trade and standards organization focusing on establishing specifications and standards for electronic publishing.  Don’t miss this unique event and be sure to visit OverDrive in booth 908 at Seybold Seminars New York.


About OverDrive, Inc.

OverDrive, Inc. is a leading provider of technology enabling the secure management and distribution of digital content over global networks. As a strategic partner with Microsoft Corporation (Nasdaq: MSFT) and Adobe Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: ADBE), OverDrive delivers proven technology for trusted fulfillment and resale of premium content from the world’s leading media companies.  The OverDrive Digital Content Network is the premier distribution site for digital media on the Web.  As a Principal Member of the Open eBook Forum (OeBF), OverDrive is strategically focused on driving specifications and standards for the emerging and rapidly evolving electronic publishing industry.  The company was founded in 1986, and is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio.


Jennifer A. Jackson

OverDrive, Inc.

(216) 573-6886 ext. 207