Government Signs Deal With Barnes & Noble to Sell E-Books

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Even the U.S. government is getting into the e-book game.

The Government Printing Office, the house to such hot titles as Public Papers of the President–Barack Obama, has entered into an agreement with Barnes & Noble to sell its e-books.

PRESS RELEASE:

GPO / Barnes & Noble to Sell Federal eBooks

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Press release from the issuing company

Government Printing Office (GPO) has signed an agreement with Barnes & Noble to sell Federal eBooks. Titles are available in eBook format for Barnes & Noble’s Nook eReader. GPO works with Federal agencies to produce their publications, books, and reports in print and digital formats, including eBook formats. Approximately 30 eBook titles are available including popular titles like the Public Papers of the President-Barack Obama, Deep Water: The Gulf Oil Disaster And The Future Of Offshore Drilling (the BP Oil Spill Commission Report), the Financial Crisis Inquiry Report, and the newly released Basic Guide to Exporting from the Department of Commerce. GPO makes eBooks available in partnership with Google’s eBookstore, OverDrive, Ingram, Zinio, and other online vendors.

Link to Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/basic-guide-to-exporting-international-trade-administration/1102718216?ean=9780160907838

“GPO continues to expand into the eBook market and make more Federal titles available to the public,” said Acting Public Printer Davita Vance-Cooks. “GPO is fulfilling its mission of Keeping America Informed by providing the public with multiple formats and outlets that they can use to access Federal Government information conveniently and economically.”

GPO is the Federal Government’s primary resource for producing, procuring, cataloging, indexing, authenticating, disseminating, and preserving the official information products of the U.S. Government in both digital and tangible formats.  GPO is responsible for the production and distribution of information products and services for all three branches of the Federal Government, including U.S. passports for the Department of State as well as the official publications of Congress, the White House, and other Federal agencies. In addition to publication sales, GPO provides for permanent public access to Federal Government information at no charge through GPO’s Federal Digital System (www.fdsys.gov) and through partnerships with approximately 1,220 libraries nationwide participating in the Federal Depository Library Program. For more information, please visit www.gpo.gov. Follow GPO on Facebook, Twitter, and on YouTube.

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