|12-14-2007, 01:57 PM||#1|
Join Date: Jul 2007
Device: Sony Reader, nook, Droid, nookColor, nookTablet
OverDrive to Adopt epub
I found this press release from OverDrive interesting for several reasons. One is that it revealed some details about OverDrive's business that I didn't know. Another is that it gives a glimpse of Adobe's epub/ADEPT/Digital Editions strategy and how it all relates to end users.
This seems odd, since part of OverDrive's business is dependent on MobiPocket's DRM scheme. Is OverDrive hedging its bets in case Amazon/MobiPocket changes the terms? Or is this shaping up to be some kind of Adobe-and-friends vs. Amazon/MobiPocket smackdown?
|12-14-2007, 02:19 PM||#2|
Join Date: Jul 2003
I have the same theory. I believe the only way for e-book technology providers to compete against Amazon is to join forces. I wouldn't mind seeing OverDrive and Adobe cooperate, as long as we are talking about an open format like epub.
|12-14-2007, 02:38 PM||#3|
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Mississippi, USA
Device: Kindle 3 and Voyage
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