Overdrive will soon be ushering in a new way to read and listen to audiobooks in your web-browser that you borrow from the library very soon. The company today acquired Booki.sh, a cloud based content solution for books using HTML5.
Booki.sh is an Australian based company that provides books to be read online for many independent bookstores in the land down under. There is no software to be downloaded and it works with many mainstream internet browsers. This purchase from Overdrive allows the company to eventually offer a more robust experience on many tablets and other devices without the need to administer their standalone applications. Overdrive currently offers digital book lending in Canada, USA, Ireland, UK, Australia, and other countries.
Steve Potash, OverDrive c.e.o. and president, said: “The Booki.sh team have created a fresh, direct and immersive reading experience that uniquely serves the mission of our libraries and schools. Its innovative technologies streamline the access and convenience of e-books, which will help shape how millions of readers and students enjoy e-books from OverDrive’s network of thousands of libraries, schools and booksellers in over 20 countries.”
Michael Kozlowski has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past twelve years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times. He Lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.