OverDrive Aims to Increase Distribution, Tech With Booki.sh Acquisition

Mar 06, 2012

Ebook and audiobook distributor OverDrive, Inc. acquired ebook company Booki.sh, from Inventive Labs, in a deal of which terms were not disclosed. OverDrive plans to use Booki.sh's cloud-based, web-accessible platform to distribute its offerings, thereby expanding Booki.sh's digital bookstore.

Booki.sh founders and principals Joseph Pearson, Virginia Murdoch, and Peter Haasz will join OverDrive from their existing offices in Melbourne.

OverDrive will also integrate Booki.sh HTML5 and EPUB reading technologies into its library and school services. OverDrive supplies a variety of digital channels worldwide, including 18,000 public and school libraries as well as booksellers.

(www.overdrive.com, http://booki.sh)