Palm Users Can Download E-Books
Reciprocal, the Buffalo, New York-based digital rights management (DRM) provider, is planning an early-2001 release of its DRM solution for secure e-book and digital text for 3Com's (Santa Clara, Calif.) Palm Pilot devices, using the Open eBook (OEB) format in secure HTML, notes company officials. Palm users who want to buy e-books or secure text will be able to download and install reader software to their devices. By opening a single consumer account, the user can download a document or e-book to be read on either a PC workstation or Palm Pilot. Meanwhile, Franklin Covey Co., Salt Lake City, Utah, publishers of the bestseller The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and other books, announced that its new Franklin Planner Software Suite for Palm handhelds is now bundled with AportisDoc Reader 2.2 from Aportis Technologies, Portland, Ore.. This gives Franklin Coveycustomers the ability to read text documents of any size—including e-books—from the Covey Reference Library, on any Palm device.