OverDrive Read Now Supports EPUB3 and HTML5 Titles & Say Hello to “ReadBox” Embeds
OverDrive announced today that OverDrive Read now supports a broad range of enhanced titles based on EPUB3. The leading browser-based eBook platform now faithfully displays children’s picture books, textbooks using complex layout, and other enhanced titles produced using EPUB3, HTML5, media overlays (synchronized audio), and other open industry standards.
OverDrive Read technology also now offers increased sharing and discovering, by enabling readers to instantly view a sample of an eBook within a web page with the option to then purchase or find the title in a library. OverDrive’s embedded samples are viewed in a “ReadBox,” and easily shared through social media, links, blog posts, and other digital communication.
Read the Complete Announcement
See Also: Demo of an Embedded Ebook Sample (via The Huffington Post)
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Gary Price (email@example.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.