SALT LAKE CITY, UT - August 14, 2003 - MuseGlobal, Inc. and Kreutzfeldt Electronic Publishing from Hamburg, Germany have announced "Deutsches eBook-Portal", the first website serving as a point of access to more than 2000 e-books in the German language. Visitors to the portal at www.ebookportal.de can simultaneously search the databases of six large e-book shops. To purchase an e-book, the MuseSearch software links the buyer to the corresponding page of the shop selling the title.
"This innovative book portal makes it easy to locate items, compare pricing, and purchase German language e-books from one simple-to-navigate site," says MuseGlobal CEO Kate Noerr. "This is an excellent example of how the power of federated searching can be extended to provide complete discovery-to-delivery functionality to users of electronic information."
E-books from amazon.de, ciando.de, dibi.de, franklin.com, mobipocket.com and pdassi.de are now available. More shops will be added shortly, including buch.de and bol.de.
Hans Kreutzfeldt, CEO of Kreutzfeldt Electronic Publishing and initiator of the German e-book portal, said, "We believe in the future of electronic books; therefore, we want to make the great number of e-books which are already available more easily accessible to customers. To buy a printed book, you can go to the bookstore around the corner. For German e-books, this availability has been missing so far. You had to browse around the web and search each shop individually. With the German e-book portal, you find everything in one place."
In addition to searching in the virtual catalogue, the portal offers topical showcases with editorial descriptions of individual titles in twelve categories from biographies to dictionaries. Service pages smooth the way for newbies, who may also download the latest e-book reader software there.
About Kreutzfeldt Electronic Publishing
Kreutzfeldt Electronic Publishing (www.kreutzfeldt.de) is a multimedia publishing house specializing in the areas of learning and knowledge. Its founder, Hans Kreutzfeldt, is one of the pioneers of electronic publishing in Germany.