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OverDrive Names Book Industry Veteran as Director of Content

Press Release: Overdrive [October 28, 2000]

Copyright (c) 2000 Overdrive

Abstract: OverDrive announced the appointment of Pamela Turner as Director of Content for its eBook aggregation, digital rights management and distribution businesses. At OverDrive she will be involved in consulting publishing partners and eBook resellers with maximizing content revenues via emerging eBook distribution and retail channels.


Cleveland, OH:OverDrive, Inc., (www.overdrive.com) the leading B2B vendor of eBook technology services to the publishing industry announced today the appointment of Pamela Turner as Director of Content for its eBook aggregation, digital rights management and distribution businesses. At OverDrive she will be involved in consulting publishing partners and eBook resellers with maximizing content revenues via emerging eBook distribution and retail channels.

Prior to joining OverDrive Ms. Turner was Chief Operating Officer of Undercover Book Service, a nationally recognized independent online bookstore with a strong reputation for hand selected merchandise and attentive customer service. She has devoted over two decades to developing relationships with authors, publishers and booksellers contributing to the reading experiences of thousands of loyal book consumers.

"Pam Turner is extraordinarily well qualified to provide guidance to both publishers and retailers seeking to profit from the commercial eBook marketplace," stated OverDrive president Steve Potash. "In this new position, Pam will be assisting publishers with the development of their conversion programs and either channeling their titles to appropriate eBook resellers or adding secure eBook capabilities to their existing businesses," Potash added.

Earlier this year OverDrive introduced its MIDAS Technology, a suite of affordable and secure eBookstore hosting services for eBooks in Microsoft Reader format. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT) authorized OverDrive to provide digital rights management solutions based upon Digital Asset Server (DAS) to the eBook marketplace. Pam Turner will be assisting publishers and retailers connect with new eBook titles benefiting from the Digital Rights Management (DRM) services offered by Microsoft and OverDrive.

About OverDrive

OverDrive, Inc., a leading B2B eBook technology vendor, is located in Cleveland, Ohio and provides a full suite of content conversion and e-commerce solutions for the publishing community. A specialist in XML services, OverDrive is one of the authors of the Open eBook Specification (OeB) and has successfully developed and delivered thousands of commercial titles for leading trade, reference, and education publishers.

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Publication Year:2000
Type of Material:Press Release
Language English
Issue:October 28, 2000
Publisher:Overdrive
Company: OverDrive
Subject: Executive appointments
Record Number:19777
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Date Created:2014-10-04 11:32:49