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R.R. Donnelley Chooses Microsoft Reader Software for E-Book Production

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R.R. Donnelley Chooses Microsoft Reader Software for E-Book Production

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R.R. Donnelley & Sons Co., a content manager and printer of books, magazines, catalogs, directories, and financial information, and Microsoft Corp. have announced that they will work together to provide consumers equipped with Microsoft Reader software access to a repository of tens of thousands of e-book titles.

"Throughout our 135-year history, R.R. Donnelley has always been at the cutting edge of printing, publishing, and content-management technology," said William L. Davis, R.R. Donnelley chairman and CEO. "Clearly, the advent of ebooks is one of many new developments for publishing. The combination of our workflow expertise in printing, content conversion, and management coupled with Microsoft software will prove to be a winwin for the availability, interest, and sales of e-books. "

Under the terms of the agreement, Donnelley will continue to work closely with its publishing partners to convert print titles into e-books that conform to the recently announced Open eBook (OEB) specification. Donnelley will store and manage these titles in electronic form and work with online retailers that will offer the e-book titles to consumers. Donnelley will license key technology tools from Microsoft, including digital rights management technology, for its initial e-book service offerings. …

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