Adobe Opens Digital Media Store
San Jose, Calif., based Adobe Systems Inc. raised the curtain on its online retail site that offers a wide variety of Portable Document Format (PDF) digital content. The store features titles that can be downloaded on topics ranging from PDF E-books, links to digital magazines and newspapers, maps, research reports, and other documents in PDF.
Adobe and its technology partner OverDrive, Cleveland, created the online store by working with major publishing companies, as well as independent authors and small publishers.
"The Adobe Digital Media Store showcases the huge amount of compelling content now available in Adobe PDF format and provides publishers and producers of digital content with a vital, innovative new distribution channel through Adobe Reader," says James Heeger senior VP of creative professional products with Adobe. "There are thousands of titles available on our site, making the store a must-visit destination for anyone who is interested in viewing outstanding published works on their PC or PDA."
The Adobe Digital Media store leverages the eBook capabilities of Adobe Reader 6.0, company officials say. Adobe Reader offers an easy digital rights management system that enables users to view content on multiple computers and PDAs.
"We are excited that HarperCollins books will be more widely available through this service from Adobe," says David Steinberger, president of corporate strategy and international for HarperCollins Publishers. "Our goal is to make our authors' works available to the broadest possible reading audience while ensuring copyright protection."