> "The BookServer is a growing open architecture for vending and lending
> digital books over the Internet. Built on open catalog and open book
> formats, the BookServer model allows a wide network of publishers,
> booksellers, libraries, and even authors to make their catalogs of books
> available directly to readers through their laptops, phones, netbooks,
> or dedicated reading devices. BookServer facilitates pay transactions,
> borrowing books from libraries, and downloading free, publicly
> accessible books.
> *Who Benefits?
> *Authors* find wider distribution for their work.
> *Publishers* both big and small can distribute books directly to readers.
> *Book sellers* find new and larger audiences for their products.
> *Device makers* can offer access to millions of books instantly.
> *Libraries* can continue to loan books in the way that patrons expect.
> *Readers* get universal access to all knowledge."