OverDrive and Yahoo! Team Up to Enhance Yahoo! Shopping's Ebooks Offering with New Digital Book Store

Jan 10, 2003

OverDrive, Inc. and Yahoo! Inc. have announced that OverDrive, will manage and provide new content to the Yahoo! Shopping Digital Book store. The Yahoo! Shopping Digital Book store will open with more than 40,000 digital products available for immediate purchase and downloads, including ebooks, digital magazines, audio books, and other content. Under terms of the agreement, OverDrive will supply the ecommerce, Digital Rights Management technology, and digital inventory from more than 300 publishers and media suppliers. Titles available from the platform will include ebooks from Random House, HarperCollins, Time Warner Book Group, McGraw-Hill, and Simon and Schuster, among others. The relationship will extend Yahoo!'s current ebooks offerings. Buyers will be able to purchase content in a variety of digital formats including Microsoft Reader, Adobe Acrobat, Palm Digital Media, and Windows Media Player. The Yahoo! Digital Media Store will also sell subscriptions and fulfill digital magazines, periodicals, audio books, and video content.

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