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CyberRead Teams W/ OverDrive to Offer Secure Microsoft Reader eBook Distribution

Press release from the issuing company

Seattle, Washington and Cleveland, Ohio USA, July 13, 2001- CyberRead announced today that it will provide secure distribution of Microsoft Reader eBooks utilizing MIDAS Technology from OverDrive a world leader in eBook technology services and an authorized provider of Microsoft eBooks digital rights management (DRM) technology.  "CyberRead is pleased to be one of the early adopters of this exciting technology for readers," said CyberRead founder and CEO Marilyn Jenkins. "One of our goals is to help make good books easy to find and easy to buy in electronic formats. This technology goes a long way to make that possible." "CyberRead is one of the true pioneers in eBook retailing and OverDrive is delighted to be providing our MIDAS technology to enable the secure distribution of CyberRead's Microsoft Reader eBook titles," said Steve Potash, OverDrive CEO.  The addition of the Microsoft Reader format allows visitors to the CyberRead eBookstore to select and purchase eBooks from the comprehensive inventory of titles provided by a variety of publishers and authors. OverDrive's Midas Technology provides the DRM for all of the CyberRead's Microsoft Reader eBook titles. . Microsoft Reader is an eBook reading application designed for Windows-based computers and Pocket PCs using ClearType display technology. Microsoft Reader delivers an on-screen reading experience that offers the convenience and quality of paper with the added advantages of digital distribution.