OverDrive Acquires Cloud-Based E-Reading Platform

E-books you borrow from the library may soon be stored on the cloud and available to read in your web browser.
OverDrive, the leading distributor of e-books and digital audiobooks to libraries, has acquired Booki.sh, an Australian company that provides a cloud-based e-reading platform. Booki.sh also provides the e-bookstore platforms for several Australian independent bookstores.
OverDrive “will expand the Booki.sh distribution and digital bookstore platforms as well as integrate Booki.sh HTML5 and EPUB reading technologies into OverDrive library and school services.” That means that library patrons could soon be able to read borrowed e-books on their web browsers, as they can with Amazon’s Kindle Cloud Reader.