Internet Retailers to Offer French and German Palm Reader eBooks

Mar 07, 2003

Two Internet retailers, envi.con KG of Berlin and GiantChair, have announced that they will offer German and French language editions of Palm Reader eBooks, Palm Digital Media, Inc. The eBooks include titles from publishers such as Bertelsmann, the parent company of Random House; and Hachette, parent company of Virgin Megastore. Palm Digital Media is a publisher and distributor of eBooks for handheld and desktop computers. envi.con KG, a retailer of software for the Palm OS in Germany, has launched its online bookstore with more than 200 titles from Bertelsmann/Random House, including titles from German authors such Peter Scholl-Latour, Richard von Weizsacker, and Felix Huby. Also available are translations of titles from U.S. authors such as Nora Roberts, Sidney Sheldon, and Minette Walters; and classic literature from authors that include Franz Kafka, Edgar Allen Poe, and Heinrich von Kleist. GiantChair, Inc., a provider of book catalog management tools and eBook distribution services to publishers in the U.S. and Europe, has just launched, a site dedicated to offering French language Palm Reader eBooks from French publishers. Current and forthcoming titles include selections from Hachette, computer and management book publisher Eyrolles, and Gerald de Villiers' "SAS" collection of action/adventure thrillers. In addition to selling eBook titles from book publishers, also is offering collections of articles and editorials from Le Monde, the French daily newspaper.

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