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Texterity Make Adobe eBook Service Supports Enhanced E-Books

Press release from the issuing company

SOUTHBOROUGH, Mass.--Oct. 31, 2001--Texterity, Inc., a leading provider of electronic publishing services, today announced general availability of the Make Adobe eBook service, enabling creation of high-quality eBooks for the Adobe Acrobat eBook Reader(TM). The new service enables publishers to create Adobe PDF-based eBooks with wide-ranging functionality, including the creation of sample chapter books with purchase links, bookmark integration, contents linking, multimedia, and interactivity. The Make Adobe eBook service automates distribution of final, sale-ready eBooks to distributors supporting the Adobe PDF-based eBook format, including Amazon, Barnes & Noble.com, Lightning Source, Overdrive, and Yahoo! Ebooks. Texterity provides integrated links back to publisher and retailer web sites from within sample e-books, thereby enabling add-on purchases, print book merchandising, and print and e-book bundling. Texterity's Make Adobe eBook service includes: * Creation of standard or "sample chapter'' Adobe eBook files from any PDF normal file including files created from QuarkXPress, Word, WordPerfect, PageMaker, InDesign, and FrameMaker * Web or FTP submission of PDF, metadata, and cover art files with support for ZIP and StuffIt archives * Insertion of navigation features including page numbers, table of contents links, bookmarks, index linking, multimedia insertion, and digital rights management sectioning * Incorporation of metadata including book title, author, and electronic ISBN, with the option to insert a new eISBN on the copyright page * Cropping for the best viewable area based on printer crop marks, centering of the text, and fit to ideal 2:3 aspect ratio Publishers currently using Texterity's PDF-based services include Penguin Putnam, Time Warner, St. Martin's Press, McGraw-Hill, Random House, Rough Guides, Scholastic, and HarperCollins. "We are pleased to see Texterity's new service supporting Adobe PDF-based eBooks,'' said James Alexander, Adobe's Director of eBooks. "Texterity's commitment to enhancing PDF files for the eBook market, and their ability to offer high-volume, quality services, is a boon to publishers.'' "Texterity's new `sample chapter' service allowed us to create new e-book merchandising offers, including the linkage of print and electronic titles through our retail partners,'' said Jennifer Gold, Director of New Media for Rough Guides. "By using Texterity's service, we can also allow customers to experience e-books with sample chapters from our web site before they purchase.'' Martin Hensel, President of Texterity stated "Texterity now provides publishers with a powerful tool to merchandise print books and e-books. We help publishers integrate purchase links, integrate multimedia content, and add interactivity to the e-book experience - increasing sales for the title, author, and series. E-books are now a key part of a print merchandising strategy, and Texterity helps automate this process in a cost-effective manner.'' The Make Adobe eBook solution is available immediately.