OverDrive Introduces Browser-based Ebook Reader

May 31, 2012

Ebook distributor OverDrive announced plans to launch a new ebook reading platform called OverDrive Read. OverDrive Read will enable readers using standard web browsers to read ebooks online and offline without having to install any software or activating their device.

The company says that allowing users to read ebooks in their browser will be a great benefit to publishers, booksellers, libraries and schools by giving those groups access to OverDrive's vast collection of books. OverDrive plans to launch the ebook reader later this year.