MightyWords and Barnes&Noble.com Team Up to Deliver Digital Titles
MightyWords, the seller and distributor of unique digital content, in partnership with Barnes&Noble.com now offers downloadable and printable titles at the bookseller's Web site. The deal makes digital content from top publishers, branded content providers, and best-selling authors available to Barnes&Noble.com customers, noted partnership officials. The titles are available for download to the Glassbook Reader and Microsoft Reader portable
Random House Releases Classics in E-Book Format
Officials of the Modern Library, a Random House imprint, electronically released more than 100 works of classic literature from their bound book backlist in November. The backlist includes works from many cherished authors, including Jane Austen, James Joyce, Charles Dickens, Marcel Proust, Henry James and Willa Cather. Random House officials are working with Reciprocal, a DRM and e-commerce service provider, on the project. The e-book editions feature introductions by familiar writers, updated text and other highlights distinguishing the titles from their earlier printed versions. Titles are available for download in Adobe PDF, Glassbook Reader PDF and Microsoft Reader LIT formats.
Running Press Puts Children's Mystery Series Online
Running Press, a Philadel-phia-based publishing house, released the first editions of the Digital Detectives Myster-ies, printed books with an innovative online component. Children use a designated Web address furnished in the printed books to go online and locate clues to solve the stories' mysteries. While on the Web, readers conduct investigations of suspicious sites and interview "suspects." The publisher teamed up with Philadelphia-based digital content provider EnhanceNOW on the project.
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.