Adobe Systems Incorporated announced that Google has licensed Adobe Content Server 4 software as its ebook content protection solution for Google eBooks. Adobe Content Server enables consumers to purchase or lend ebooks through numerous points-of-purchase without being tied to one store. The service also supports the Adobe Reader Mobile software development kit on more than 85 devices and applications.
Adobe Content Server is part of Adobe's digital publishing solution for ebooks with Adobe InDesign CS5, Adobe Digital Editions, and Adobe Reader Mobile SDK. The suite allows users to download and read ebooks from Google eBooks without being locked into a proprietary file format or device. According to Adobe, more than 200 publishers and distributors worldwide are using the package, including Barnes & Noble, Google, Random House, Sony, WW Norton, OverDrive, Ingram Digital, Kobo, and the British Library.