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- Subject: Microsoft/Penguin eBooks
- From: Johannes Ulbricht <Johannes_Ulbricht@csi.com>
- Date: Tue, 19 Oct 1999 07:20:37 +0200
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Title: Microsoft and Penguin to Publish eBooks
Resource Type: News Article
Date: October 15, 1999
Source: NYT (Free Registration Required)
Author: THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Keywords: MICROSOFT ,PENGUIN BOOKS LT,PARTNERSHIP ,E-BOOKS
FRANKFURT, Germany -- Microsoft Corp. on Thursday announced partnerships
with book publishers in the United Kingdom, France and Italy to create and
thousands of popular titles on CD-ROM, and eventually online.
The eBooks will be published using Microsoft Reader, the first product
PCs running on the Windows operating system to include the company's ClearType
technology. Microsoft says ClearType improves font resolution on LCD screens,
enhancing on-screen reading to a level that ``approaches the convenience and
quality of paper.''
As part of the publishing venture, announced at the Frankfurt Book Fair,
Books Ltd., a Pearson company, said it will roll out 1,000 titles onto CD-ROM
its English-language Penguin Classics, including books by Jane Austen, Charles
Dickens and William Shakespeare.
Each CD-ROM will include more than a dozen -- and up to 30 -- books, said
Andrew Rosenheim, managing director for Penguin in London.
Added: Mon Oct 18 16:1:31 -040 1999
Contributed by: David Dillard