Adobe Systems today announced the release of Adobe Digital Editions 1.0, a new software application built from the ground up for acquiring, managing and reading eBooks, digital newspapers, and other digital publications. Available as a free download for Microsoft Windows and Macintosh systems, Adobe Digital Editions software transforms the digital reading experience and offers new creative possibilities for publishers. Leading publishers, online retailers and channel partners have also announced their support for Adobe Digital Editions today. By using a new export feature built into Adobe InDesign CS3, publishers can easily create new Adobe Digital Editions-ready content, helping to significantly reduce cost and conversion time. In addition, with versions for mobile platforms and reading devices also planned, Sony has committed to embed Adobe Digital Editions technology into its portable reader product line.