Entries Tagged as 'Big Six'

EBSCO eBooks adds 30,000 Random House titles

April 8th, 2014 · No Comments

Great news from EBSCO and Random House.  The full press release is below.  If you want to skip to the title list, go here:  For more information on EBSCO eBooks and featured collections including Random House titles, go to: http://www.ebscohost.com/ebooks/popular-fiction IPSWICH, Mass. — April 8, 2014 — EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is now offering popular […]

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17,000 Penguin ebooks available to U.S. school libraries via OverDrive

March 31st, 2014 · No Comments

CLEVELAND—March 28, 2014—OverDrive announced today that more than 17,000 Penguin Group (USA) eBooks are now available for school digital libraries in the United States. Educators now have access to Penguin Group’s full catalog of bestselling and classic titles, previously offered only to public libraries.

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Baker &Taylor’s Axis 360 announces pilot project with Simon & Schuster for school libraries

December 12th, 2013 · Comments Off

  CHARLOTTE, N.C., December 9, 2013 – Baker & Taylor, the world’s largest distributor of digital and physical books and entertainment products, announced today that through a pilot program it will now be able to make available more than 450 popular ebook titles from Simon & Schuster imprints to classrooms and school libraries using the […]

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Macmillan opens ebook backlist to libraries via Axis 360

October 24th, 2013 · Comments Off

I’m a little behind on my posts from last week.  This is great news regardless. CHARLOTTE, N.C., October 18, 2013 – Baker & Taylor, the world’s largest distributor of digital and physical books and entertainment products, today announced that Macmillan’s entire ebook backlist catalog of more than 11,000 ebooks are being made available to all […]

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Follett Partners with Random House to distribute ebooks to K-12

August 5th, 2013 · Comments Off

Press Release:  McHenry, Ill., Aug. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Continuing its ongoing commitment to expand and enhance its PreK-12 digital solutions to support learning, Follett has partnered with Random House, Inc., the world’s largest English language trade publisher, to offer new and popular ebook titles to school libraries. Follett’s ebook customers are now able to […]

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Big Six eBooks in libraries, a comparison chart

July 16th, 2013 · Comments Off

I came across this wonderful PDF from ALA’s Digital Content Working Group (DCWG) showing the availability of Big Six (soon to be Big Five) ebook titles to libraries.  Random House, Harper Collins, Hachette, Macmillan, Penguin, and Simon & Schuster are included.  It highlights the amount of content available for purchase, license/use terms, and the vendor platforms […]

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Simon and Schuster begins ebook pilot projects with libraries in New York

April 18th, 2013 · Comments Off

Great news for libraries, the last of the big 6 (big 5 now I guess) has begun a pilot project to license content to several libraries in New York.  Below are links to several articles and blog posts.  Thanks to Molly Raphael for posting these links on the ALA Council listserv. The Digital Reader: http://www.the-digital-reader.com/2013/04/15/simon-schuster-announces-ebook-pilot-program-in-nyc  […]

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Penguin removes 6 month embargo for libraries

March 29th, 2013 · Comments Off

Great news from Penguin yesterday.  They will remove the 6 month embargo period for library licenses.  Other limitations are also expected to be removed.  See the full article in ALA’s E-content blog – http://americanlibrariesmagazine.org/e-content/penguin-revisits-library-pilot-terms Here is a brief snip from the blog post: Penguin Group USA revealed today that, as of April 2, it will […]

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Ingram adds Harlequin to MyILibrary

March 6th, 2013 · Comments Off

Ingram continues to add more popular fiction to MyiLibrary.  See the news release below for information about 12,000 Harlequin titles (front and backlist). Nashville, TN – As publishers and libraries develop e-book models to meet patron expectations, more are working with Ingram Content Group and its MyiLibrary® platform for its reach and comprehensive title offering.  […]

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eBook updates and must reads from ALAMW Conference

February 8th, 2013 · 2 Comments

I attended the American Library Association MidWinter Conference in Seattle, Washington January 26 -29th.  While there, I was able to speak with several eBook companies about new features and services.  Below you will find a list of companies (alpha order) and new features complete with links for more information. I also want to bring your […]

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