OverDrive, a leading supplier of digital books and reading systems to libraries, announced earlier this month at the Frankfurt Book Fair that their HTML5 browser-based reading platform, OverDrive Read, now includes comprehensive support for fixed layout EPUB 3 titles. A demo is available at https://www.overdrive.com/media/1744289/ancient-rome. In addition to this development OverDrive will also be to offer support for audio-sync-text EPUB titles in the near future so that synchronised eBook and audio titles can be accessed via the platform.
To embed samples and attract a wider readership OverDrive Readbox allows eBook samples to be embedded on websites via a built-in tool. This useful tool will allow readers to browse digital collections and sample titles prior to borrowing. http://company.overdrive.com/products/
OverDrive joins a growing list of reading system developers and solution providers with support for EPUB 3 Fixed Layout, including Apple iBooks, Readium for Chrome, Kobo, Google Play Books, VitalSource, Adobe Digital Editions, Kindle (via KindleGen import), Adobe InDesign, and more. For more information on solutions, search the recently launched solutions gallery on EPUBZone at http://epubzone.org/solutions. For details on reading system support for fixed layout, visit http://epubtest.org/results/?view=detail