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Plastic Logic Partners with Olive Software

plasticlogic23.jpgThe e-reader company Plastic Logic has partnered with Olive Software to create better ways for major newspapers, magazines, and other publishers to distribute content on the soon-to-be released digital reading device.

Scheduled for an early 2010 release, the Plastic Logic reader will be about the size of a thin sheet of paper, with wi-fi and 3G capabilities. The new device will also allow readers to access PDF, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel documents on the reader. Most recently, Olive Software helped create a digital version of USA Today for subscribers.

Here’s a statement from Plastic Logic’s VP of Business Development Daren Benzi: “We’re very focused on helping our publishing partners create unique reading experiences for the Plastic Logic Reader, and Olive is a valuable partner with us in achieving that goal. Olive brings deep experience in serving the needs of major publishers in the industry, including many of our strategic partners.”

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Barnes & Noble Launches Vast E-Book Store

plasticlogic.jpgIn a late afternoon press release, Barnes & Noble announced the creation of a digital bookstore of more than 700,000 books. In an equally dramatic announcement, the bookseller revealed an exclusive agreement to supply e-books for upcoming Plastic Logic reader.

This e-book storehouse will contain 500,000 downloadable free public domain e-books via a partnership with Google Books. According to Fortune, the books will be available on digital readers for the iPhone, BlackBerry, Mac and PC platforms. Also, the bookstore will utilize the Fictionwise e-book company that Barnes & Noble acquired in March.

Here’s more from Plastic Logic VP of business development Daren Benzi, from the article: “Will we carry every single one of those 700,000-plus titles? I don’t know. We’ll announce that as we get further along … But we will have access to them all.”