OverDrive and LibreDigital Expand Distribution of Digital Book Content to Libraries and Book Retailers
Companies to Demonstrate Unique Solution at BookExpo America
LOS ANGELES – May 29, 2008 – At BookExpo America 2008, LibreDigital, a division of NewsStand, Inc., and OverDrive, the leading eBook and digital audiobook distributor, today announced that they will enable publishers to generate revenue by offering complementary services to deliver eBooks, audiobooks, music, and video titles to consumers. As a result, publishers will be able to automatically package for resale digital content from the LibreDigital Internet Warehouse and link to OverDrive’s large worldwide distribution channel of more than 7,500 libraries, schools, and retailers such as Los Angeles Public Library, Borders, WHSmith, efollett.com, and others.
With the technology from LibreDigital, the publisher’s digital content will retain advanced, multi-format search, browse, and display features all the way through OverDrive’s channel. The two companies will demonstrate the new services at BookExpo America at OverDrive booth #1424 and LibreDigital booth #4223.
“Together with LibreDigital, we offer a unique, complete solution for publishers to serve digital content to millions of consumers,” said Steve Potash, CEO of OverDrive. “The solution includes the leading asset management services and value-add features offered by LibreDigital as well as DRM protection and unparalleled distribution services by OverDrive.”
OverDrive serves millions of readers throughout the U.S. and abroad through its digital distribution channels, supplying more than 100,000 downloadable eBook, audiobook, music, and video titles from hundreds of publishers. LibreDigital solutions are used by some of the world’s top publishers, including HarperCollins, Bloomsbury, and Hachette, to deliver searchable book content in a variety of digital formats while protecting control of content and copyrights.
“In recent years, OverDrive has dramatically increased online traffic to libraries and retailers to serve the needs of digital consumers,” said Craig Miller, Vice President and General Manager of LibreDigital. “Working with OverDrive, we are helping publishers reach these consumers and generate revenue by making the delivery of multiple formats of digital content to and from the distribution channel an easy-to-manage and automated process.”
About OverDrive, Inc.
OverDrive is a leading full-service digital distributor of eBooks, audiobooks, music, and video. We deliver secure management, DRM protection, and download fulfillment services for hundreds of publishers and institutions (rights holders) and thousands of libraries, schools, retailers, and aggregators serving millions of end users. Founded in 1986, OverDrive is based in Cleveland, OH. www.overdrive.com
LibreDigital develops technologies to enable book publishers to captivate readers across new print, online and mobile platforms, including the iPhone. The LibreDigital Internet Digital Warehouse for controlled Internet distribution and display of book content, eBooks and Audio Books is the platform-of-choice for the world’s top book publishers. LibreDigital is a division of NewsStand, a privately-held company headquartered in Austin, Texas, with offices in New York City, Germany and the United Kingdom. Investors include Adams Capital Management, Noro-Moseley Partners, the New York Times Company and HarperCollins Publishers. Find out more at www.libredigital.com.
LibreDigital and NewsStand are trademarks of NewsStand, Inc. All other company and product names mentioned are used only for identification and may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.