E-book website Bilbary, founded in 2011, announced today that it now carries Random House, Inc. titles for sale. Random House is the fourth of the US ‘Big Six’ commercial publishers to make its e-books available on the new site, which is designed to help readers easily find all the content they need, in the formats they require, for any reading device.
“We are pleased to be working with such a respected partner as Bilbary to serve the library marketplace,” said Skip Dye, VP, Library/Academic, Random House, Inc.
Bilbary continues to work closely with Ingram Content Group Inc. as Bilbary.com is developed. “Our collaborative relationship with Ingram has helped us to create a solid and relevant e-book platform for readers worldwide,” said Tim Coates, founder of Bilbary. “Ingram’s digital asset management solution CoreSource® is an important part of Bilbary.com, and we thank Ingram for their help, support and guidance.”
Bilbary also works with public library services in the United States and at this time has arrangements with Kansas and California. Both systems will now include the Random House titles on their patron websites.
Founded in 2011 by Tim Coates, Bilbary is an online retailer of e-books with a referral scheme to support public libraries. Bilbary currently offers over 430,000 titles and aims to carry all the e-books in the world in all languages. A wide range of devices are supported in addition to a cloud reader. Direct-to-customer e-book rentals will be offered from fall 2012.The US/UK company is privately held and the ten-strong team are drawn from bookselling, publishing and technology industries.