New York:(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 30, 2000/. Multiple format eBook conversion practices and strategies will be presented by OverDrive ePublishing specialists as part of the inaugural ePub University ( www.epubuniversity.com)that will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 31, and Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2000 at the Millennium Hotel -- Broadway in Times Square, New York City in conjunction with ePubExpo.
The OverDrive presentations will focus on preparing content for multiple eBook formats including PDF, Open eBook (OEB) and Microsoft Reader (.LIT) as well as demonstrations of power tools for authoring content for Microsoft Reader.
"eBook Source Issues -- Preparing Content for Multiple Channels," presented by Karen Snodgrass, Senior Product Manager, will focus on streamlining the conversion process from print book to eBook. Sarah Wood, ReaderWorks Product Manager will introduce publishers to the ReaderWorks suite of tools available for authoring to Microsoft Reader.
OverDrive, Inc. is a world leader in electronic publishing and has converted thousands of commercial eBook titles for more than forty major publishers including Time-Warner, McGraw-Hill, IDG Books Worldwide, Random House, Simon & Schuster, Cambridge University Press, Rowman & Littlefield, Rodale Press, and Health Communications, Inc. OverDrive played a key role in the launch of the barnesandnoble.com eBook Superstore.
"Our value-added systems included with our conversion services are unmatched in the industry," said Steve Potash, President of OverDrive. "OverDrive content management portal allows publishers to securely upload their source files and manage their eBooks in multiple formats and prepare them for secure distribution to retail channels." added Potash.
In addition to the ePub University presentations, OverDrive will also be exhibiting at ePubExpo. Those wishing to attend the exhibits can do so for a special $10 exhibit only registration fee which also allows attendance to all ePub University sessions.
OverDrive, Inc., headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, is a worldwide leader in eBook authoring, content management, and Digital Rights Management tools and services for the ePublishing industry. It's ReaderWorks and MIDAS Technology products are available through its website at www.overdrive.com. OverDrive has successfully developed and delivered thousands of commercial titles for leading trade, reference, and education and business publishers.