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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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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Ingram Content Group adds 36,000 Random House titles to MyiLibrary platform

January 23rd, 2013 · Comments Off

NASHVILLE, TN – As libraries adjust their lending models to meet today’s digital requirements, more are turning to Ingram’s MyiLibrary® platform. Ingram Content Group announced it will now offer Random House, Inc. U.S. titles to libraries via the platform. “We are pleased to be working with a partner as respected as Ingram to further serve […]

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Articles of Interest – Random House edition

March 5th, 2012 · Comments Off

Librarians Feel Sticker Shock as Price for Random House Ebooks Rises as Much as 300 Percent – The Digital Shift ALA Issues Statement Asking Random House to Reconsider eBook Increase – INFODocket ALA calls on Random House to reconsider major ebook price increase – ALA Random House Not So Random with Library Ebook Price Increases – Agnostic […]

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Self-publishing author J.A. Konrath to headline OverDrive’s Digipalooza 2011

May 6th, 2011 · Comments Off

From OverDrive:  Author and self-publisher J.A. Konrath (a.k.a. Jack Kilborn) will be a featured speaker at Digipalooza 2011.  Konrath has authored 22 eBook titles that are available through OverDrive public, school, and college libraries. He has sold more than 300,000 eBooks. OverDrive’s 3rd international user group conference will be held in downtown Cleveland, July 28-31, […]

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Worldreader, making digital books available in the developing world

April 9th, 2011 · Comments Off

Worldreader is a very interesting non-profit venture to get e-reading devices to those in developing countries.  Very similar to the one laptop per child concept.  Here’s the information from their about page: Worldreader.org’s mission is to make digital books available to all in the developing world, enabling millions of people to improve their lives.  We […]

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TOC – Solving the Digital Loan Problem: Can Library Lending of eBooks be a Win-Win for Publishers and libraries?

February 16th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Solving the Digital Loan Problem: Can Library Lending of eBooks be a Win-Win for Publishers and libraries? Ruth Liebmann, Random House, Micah Bowers, BlueFire Reader, Katie Dunneback, Librarian and Consultant Katie set the stage with a broad introduction to libraries.  The people inside give the libraries meaning. Libraries develop relationships with their customers and advise […]

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Libraries Belong in the eBook EcoSystem

January 26th, 2011 · 4 Comments

Fabulous post, and summary of the Digital Book World Conference thus far, from Eric Hellman.  He reports on a panel discussion from DBW today, moderated by Josh Hadro at Library Journal.  LJ has a great summary article of the discussion as well.  The topic – why libraries belong in the eBook ecosystem.  Panelists included OverDrive […]

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blio available for download today – mixed reviews

September 28th, 2010 · Comments Off

Below is the press release from K-NFB announcing the official availability of the blio reader for Windows.  There’s been a lot of chatter on twitter today about reviews, download issues, complaints from MAC users, etc.  The CNET coverage of blio is worth a look.  For a more colorful review, try The Digital Reader.  KNFB responded […]

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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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