[Videolib] Baker & Taylor expands digital distribution

From: Jonathan Miller <jmiller@icarusfilms.com>
Date: Fri May 29 2009 - 16:18:32 PDT

Anyone know anything about this?

Baker & Taylor expands digital distribution
Partners with OverDrive for downloadable video, music, books
By Susanne Ault -- Video Business, 5/26/2009

MAY 26 | DIGITAL: Baker & Taylor is expanding its digital distribution
capabilities by partnering with technology provider OverDrive.

Wholesale distributor Baker & Taylor will create a Digital Media Library,
powered by OverDrive, to deliver retail clients such downloadable content as
e-books, audio books, music and video. Additionally, clients can work with
Baker & Taylor to offer their store customers digital content directly for
playback on a variety of devices.

"Baker & Taylor continues to enhance its digital media distribution platform
with the best technologies available in the market," Baker & Taylor CEO Tom
Morgan said. "We are executing on Baker & Taylor's strategic vision to be
the industry leader in the distribution of bundled physical and digital
media to our customers worldwide."

OverDrive also operates the Digital Bookmobile, a touring 18-wheeler that
educates people about free digital book downloads on behalf of public

OverDrive CEO Steve Potash said, "The market timing for this alliance is
perfect. The demand for digital media is exploding, and Baker & Taylor is in
a prime position to give customers a bundled solution, digital content in
multiple formats along with physical media."

Jonathan Miller
Icarus Films
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Brooklyn, NY 11201 USA

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