BookWorks eBook Tools Power BookExpo America '99 Directories

LOS ANGELES, CA. April 7, 1999.

BookExpo America '99 - Los Angeles, Convention Center

As BookExpo America '99, the largest event in North America serving the $21.5 billion book industry opens in Los Angeles on April 30, 1999, attendees will be able to instantly search an eBook of all exhibitor and book rights information courtesy of exhibitor OverDrive Systems,

The Official BookExpo Directory and Buyers Guide in eBook format for 1999 is being distributed free to show attendees featuring OverDrive BookWorks technology. Included in the title is the Official Rights Exchange Directory which presents a digital marketplace for publishers' literary rights.

"Using BookWorks search, web navigation and hypertext technology, the BookExpo America '99 eBook directory is a valuable guide to the entire publishing industry," said Courtney Muller, BookExpo America Show Manager. "This year's eBook Directory contains key personnel listings and new product announcements from leading publishing houses worldwide."

"BookWorks eBook tools support the emerging Open eBook format based on HTML, XML and common tag sets which provides authors, editors and publishers a quick and cost effective way to prepare eBook titles for the desktop PC, notebook, Internet, Intranet, and a variety of portable eBook devices", stated Steve Potash, OverDrive Systems' President. "At BookExpo America '99 (BEA '99 Booth #2151) OverDrive Systems will be demonstrating eBooks developed for a variety of publishing markets on PCs as well as on SoftBooks and other portable readers," Potash added.

The Official BookExpo America '99 eBook Directory features all the show details from the printed directory in a convenient, fully-searchable format. It includes:

Alphabetical listing of the show exhibitors, including booth number, company address and phone number, key personnel, and a description of product lines. Use this listing as an industry guide long after the show.

Product locator, listing alphabetically and by category each product on display at the show, with links to the publisher's listing. Quickly locate the exhibitors showing the products that interest you.

Day-by-day schedule of conference events, including full details about each program session such as location, time and speaker names. Use this feature to make the best use of the time you spend at the show.

OverDrive BookWorks provides seamless integration with the Internet for direct access to an exhibitor's web site or to send email.

BookWorks has been developed by OverDrive Systems, Inc. designed to assure publishers that their investment in developing digital content will be able to be utilized by the widest audience of computer users, including support for newer portable reading devices.

Since 1986 OverDrive Systems, Inc. has been assisting publishers of information in digitizing their resources and making them profitable sources of revenue from their print product providing superior value and technology to end users. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio the company can be reached at, or OverDrive Systems, Inc. 30325 Bainbridge Road Suite 3, Cleveland, Ohio 44139, 440-519-0877, fax: 440-498-8030. Email: (BEA'99 Booth #2151)