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OverDrive Buys Booki.sh

Digital book distributor OverDrive has bought Australian eBook company Booki.sh in a deal whose terms were not disclosed.

The acquisition gives OverDrive access to Booki.sh’s cloud computing platform that distributes eBooks “in the cloud.” Under the terms of the deal, Booki.sh founders/principals Joseph Pearson, Virginia Murdoch and Peter Haasz will join the OverDrive team working from their offices in Melbourne.

Steve Potash, CEO/president of OverDrive CEO, stated: ”Joseph, Virginia and the Booki.sh team have created a fresh, direct and immersive reading experience that uniquely serves the mission of our libraries and schools. Their innovative technologies streamline the access and convenience of eBooks, which will help shape how millions of readers and students enjoy eBooks from OverDrive’s network of thousands of libraries, schools and booksellers in over 20 countries.”

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