Nearly 10,000 Palm Reader eBooks Now Available

Jan 10, 2003

An expanded product line, two major distribution partners, and dozens of new eBook retailers rendered steady growth for Palm Digital Media, Inc. in 2002 and offer high hopes for the eBook industry, Palm Digital Media Inc. said today. Palm Digital Media, a leading publisher and distributor of eBooks for handheld and desktop computers, is a subsidiary of PalmSource, Inc., the Palm OS subsidiary of Palm, Inc. Palm Digital Media's 2002 product and market investments include: Enhanced Palm Reader eBook applications that run on Palm Powered handhelds and PocketPC devices, and Mac and Windows computer; Digital rights management server software to enable libraries to offer easy eBook checkout; Palm eBook Studio authoring tool and licensing options, which allow individuals, businesses, publishing companies, and online retailers to create, distribute, and sell Palm Reader eBooks; Education Purchase Program to be followed shortly with an eBook collection for schools; Nearly 10,000 Palm Reader eBook titles from most major U.S. publishing houses, up from 3,500 from January 2002; New channels of distribution; and 35 eBook retailers now serving the U.S., United Kingdom, Germany and France. Palm Reader runs on Palm Powered handhelds and the portable computing solution Dana from AlphaSmart, Pocket PC handhelds, and Macintosh and Windows desktop and notebook computers.

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