The beta version of this software attracted more than 300,000 downloads in less than 6 months and Adobe today announced the release proper of Adobe Digital Editions 1.0.

Adobe Digital Editions 1.0 is a new software application built "from the ground up" for acquiring, managing and reading eBooks, digital newspapers, and other digital publications.

Adobe Digital Editions software it hoping to transform the digital reading experience for consumers and offers exciting new creative possibilities for publishers.

With support for PDFs and XML-based publications, Adobe Digital Editions already works seamlessly with more than 150,000 commercially published titles.

Using Adobe Digital Editions 1.0 readers will find that content automatically re-flows, adapting to different screen sizes and users can now to annotate content through bookmarks, highlights and text notes.

The library view offers advanced organisation with multiple bookshelves while a new user interface enhances zooming and the overall reading experience.

Adobe's Digital Editions Library, where you can browse and download free eBooks and digital magazines currently has a variety of books including full length novels and non-fiction in both PDF and XHTML format. There is also a sampling of excerpted books, containing one or two chapters.

Adobe Digital Editions 1.0 is available now as a free download for Microsoft Windows and Macintosh via the link below.