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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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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Articles of Interest: Penguin, OverDrive, and libraries

February 9th, 2012 · 2 Comments

It’s been coming for months.  Today Penguin announced it has ended its relationship with OverDrive.  Starting tomorrow, it will no longer sell e-books and audiobooks to OverDrive for library lending.  Interestingly, ALA and Big Six publishers met last week to discuss library e-book lending.  In an article in paidcontent.org, Laura Hazard Owen points out ALA’s […]

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Articles of Interest – Penguin/OverDrive edition

November 22nd, 2011 · Comments Off

A flurry of blog posts and news articles are appearing related to the Penguin announcement to suspend library lending of titles. Here are a few articles of interest: OverDrive Suspends Access to New Penguin eBook Titles, “Get For Kindle” Access Also Shutdown « INFOdocket Penguin Group USA to No Longer Allow Library Lending of New […]

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ALA President Responds to Restrictions on E-book Lending

March 15th, 2011 · Comments Off

Reprinted in full from an ALA email and press release: Dear Members, First and foremost, I want to thank you for your patience. I held back on a public statement on the recent decision by Harper Collins to restrict the lending of e-books until the Equitable Access to Electronic Information Task Force (EQUACC) met last […]

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OverDrive Expands International Distribution for eBooks & Audiobooks

January 5th, 2010 · Comments Off

From an OverDrive Press Release: OverDrive Expands International Distribution for eBooks & Audiobooks Leading booksellers and libraries in Australia, Brazil, Germany, India, Norway, and the UK join global network (Las Vegas, NV, January 5, 2010) – Consumer Electronics Show – OverDrive (www.overdrive.com), the global leader in eBook and audiobook distribution, announced today that it recently […]

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Penguin and Ingram Digital, Partners

October 16th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Ingram Digital will host, manage, and distribute ebook and audio book content for Penguin.  About 11,000 titles are currently available, with many more to follow.  For more info, see the press release. Penguin ebooks can be downloaded in Microsoft Reader, Adobe, or Palm formats.  In addition to lots of fiction, bestsellers, and self-help titles, they […]

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