OverDrive launched a free online service (www.ebookexpress .com), which takes virtually any text or word processing native file and converts it, on-the-fly, to Microsoft Reader eBook format. The system also enables publishers to add original art to the e-book cover. Behind the scenes, the site is supported by OverDrive servers running the developer's ReaderWorks Soft-ware Developers Kit. Now offering its solution to the global Internet community, OverDrive established licensing and services contracts with leading publishers like Simon & Schuster, McGraw-Hill, Random House, Harcourt Brace and John Wiley & Sons.
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