Versaware Inc. Debuts eBookCity.com
Posted on November 1, 1999Versaware Inc. has announced the debut eBookCity.com, an online electronic publishing website. EBookCity.com will feature MyLibrary, eReference Centers, eBookstore, Free Bookstore and interest-based user communities.
EBookCity's MyLibrary enables individuals to build, search and organize digital libraries, which can be maintained and accessed on the website. Versabooks are traditional books, which can be transformed into electronic content. Both free books, obtained at the Free Bookstore, and Versabooks, which can be purchased at the eBookstore, can be placed in MyLibrary. VersaBooks can also be purchased from other online bookstores and placed in the users personal library on eBookCity.com. Users have the option to view Versabooks immediately or download them to their PCs for viewing offline.
Harry Fox, Chief Executive Officer of Versaware Inc., commented on eBookCity.com's debut, "With the launch of eBookCity.com, we intend to revolutionize the way in which individuals and publishing professionals access, process and store information by providing them with a comprehensive suite of services. EbookCity.com is the first online electronic publishing portal and the headquarters for electronically published information."
Additionally, all of the services within eBookCity.com will be segregated into interest-based user communities. For the professional market, the site will provide information on traditional and electronic publishing to authors, developers of eBook services and publishing houses. Some of Versaware's key clients include McGraw-Hill, Lycos, barnesandnoble.com, Pearson, Funk & Wagnalls, XOOM.com and Simon & Schuster Interactive. Headquartered in New York City, Versaware has sales and marketing offices in Silicon Valley, research and development facilities in Jerusalem, Israel and production facilities in Pune, India.