Wednesday, November 3, 2010 Announces Random House E-book Donation & Digitization Project

PW: " the 'market-based' not-for-profit organization designed to use e-books and e-readers to put 'a library of books within reach of every family on the planet,' has announced that Random House has agreed to donate thousands of books for an upcoming iREAD pilot. Titles will include such classic works as Peter Pan, The Secret Garden, and Moby Dick, all formatted for e-readers. The donation will also include the entire Magic Tree House collection by Mary Pope Osborne, which Worldreader officials said was 'a real favorite' among children in its earlier trial in Ghana. In addition, recently announced an agreement with African publishers to digitize thousands of African books. ... "