Microsoft has partnered with book publisher Penguin in the UK,to create and distribute CD-Rom titles, which will eventually go on the Internet.
The so called eBooks will be published using Microsoft Reader and Cleartype technology. The software giant claims Cleartype improves resolution and gives a quality comparable to paper print.
As part of the agreement Penguin said it will release 1,000 titles on CD-Rom from its classic series whic inludes Shakespeare, Dickens and Hardy. Each CD-Rom is capable of storing 30 books. Each CD will hold around 10 titles.
The eBooks will be sold by both book stores and software retailers.
Pricing has yet to be released.
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