1,500 digital books for software developers to be available for booksellers, libraries & schools


Cleveland – June 21, 2011 – OverDrive announced today that booksellers, libraries, and schools in its global network will soon have access to DRM-free eBook titles from O’Reilly Media. The publisher’s entire eBook catalog will be available to OverDrive’s channel partners, including those in the US, UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and dozens of other territories worldwide. Bestselling eBooks on computer technologies available through the distribution agreement will include: “iPad 2: The Missing Manual, Second Edition,” “Head First Java, Second Edition,” and “Windows 7:Up & Running,” as well as O’Reilly’s legendary ‘animal books’ like “Learning PHP, MySQL, and JavaScript.”

To find a bookseller, library, or school in OverDrive’s global network, visit OverDrive Search.

“O’Reilly’s commitment to providing eBooks without DRM is fully supported in OverDrive’s Content Reserve, a marketplace that enables publishers to offer a variety of licensing models and DRM options to our channel partners,” said Karen Estrovich, manger of content sales for OverDrive. “We’re pleased to offer the O’Reilly titles to booksellers, libraries, and schools through our existing distribution systems and platforms.”

O’Reilly’s catalog of 1,500 eBooks features titles from popular technology writers, such as David Pogue, J.D. Biersdorfer, and Robin Nixon. Bestselling series provide developers, administrators, and users with information on topics, including JavaScript™, iPad®, iPhone®, Perl, jQuery, PHP, HTML5 & CSS, Windows 7, Mac® OS X, and more.

The launch of premium DRM-free eBooks in OverDrive’s library channel is part of ‘OverDrive WIN,’ a series of platform enhancements to streamline user experience and provide access to more content. To learn more about these upgrades, visit OverDrive at the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference (booth #3326) in New Orleans, June 24-27, 2011.

OverDrive provides digital distribution services for more than 15,000 libraries, retailers, and schools worldwide with support for Windows, Mac, iPod®, iPhone, iPad, Sony® Reader, NOOK™, Android™, BlackBerry®, and Windows Phone.


About OverDrive
OverDrive is a leading multichannel digital distributor of eBooks, audiobooks, music, and video. We deliver secure management, DRM protection, and download fulfillment services for hundreds of publishers and thousands of libraries, schools, and retailers, serving millions of end users. OverDrive has been named to the EContent 100 as a company that matters most in the digital content industry. Founded in 1986, OverDrive is based in Cleveland, OH. www.overdrive.com

About O’Reilly
O’Reilly Media spreads the knowledge of innovators through its books, online services, magazines, and conferences. Since 1978, O’Reilly Media has been a chronicler and catalyst of cutting-edge development, homing in on the technology trends that really matter and spurring 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. www.oreilly.com

David Burleigh
OverDrive, Inc.
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