HarperCollins Private Reserve Houses E-Books

Book publisher HarperCollins and OverDrive have created HarperCollins Private Reserve, a digital warehouse for HarperCollins e-books worldwide. Using OverDrive servers and technology, HarperCollins Private Reserve allows the publishing company's divisions in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand to manage and distribute e-book titles and marketing information directly.

The warehouse supplies online retailers with e-book catalog information, and fulfills e-book purchases to their customers in Microsoft Reader and Adobe Acrobat eBook Reader formats. In addition, OverDrive's technology allows HarperCollins to use its growing e-book library to promote the sale of both print and electronic titles. For example, HarperCollins can now offer electronic review copies or e-books bundled with print titles. The initiative includes HarperCollins' e-book imprint, PerfectBound, and e-books from its Christian publishing group, Zondervan. HarperCollins Publishers, New York, NY, www.harpercollins.com.

This article originally appeared in the 04/01/2002 issue of THE Journal.

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