Adobe Launches Digital Media Store
Adobe's new Web site features almost 20,000 PDF-based documents, from eBooks to digital research reports, and can be accessed directly from Adobe Reader and Acrobat.Hoping to boost the use of PDFs in electronic publishing, Adobe Systems Inc. on Wednesday launched an online store for PDF eBooks and digital content that links directly into Adobe Reader and Adobe Acrobat applications. Called the Adobe Digital Media Store, the site includes downloads of between 15,000 and 20,000 documents that range from digital books and magazines to research reports and maps, said Tom Prehn, senior business development manager for e-publishing at Adobe. "We look at this as a way to really promote all the features of PDFs," Prehn said, noting that other digital content sites dont always focus on PDFs.
Along with going directly to the site, users can reach the PDF documents with one click from a "Get Books Online" button in Adobe Reader 6.0 and Adobe Acrobat 6.0. Before the launch of the Adobe online store, users were taken to an index of eBook and digital content retailers when clicking the button.