Macmillan Extends Ebook Catalog to Schools Across U.S. and Canada Via OverDrive

[Press Release]

Macmillan expands its eBook catalog to U.S. and Canadian schools
More than 12,000 eBook titles now available for K-12 through the OverDrive platform

OverDrive, the leading global platform for eBook lending in schools and libraries, announced today that Macmillan’s entire eBook catalog is now available for schools in the United States and Canada. Macmillan previously offered 640 eBooks to schools in the U.S. and Canada in a pilot program with OverDrive, and is now opening their 12,000-title catalog.

The catalog includes popular titles such as Night by Elie Wiesel, Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card, Killing Lincoln by Bill O’Reilly, The Lottery and Other Stories by Shirley Jackson, The Natural by Bernard Malamud, A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah, The American Presidents Series, and many more.

“Macmillan offers a wide collection of children’s and young-adult eBooks perfect for the K-12 audience,” said Karen Estrovich, Director of Collection Development at OverDrive. “We are thrilled that our U.S. and Canadian school partners will now have access to these titles, which are highly popular and often requested.”

Macmillan joins major publishers such as Random House, HarperCollins, and Hachette in the largest catalog of eBooks and digital textbooks for lending to K-12 institutions through OverDrive. Macmillan titles are offered to schools on a 12-month lease, with no circulation limit, at $15 USD and $17 CAD. Titles are offered on a one copy/one user lending model.

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  2. Michael W. Perry

    This reminds me of when I was a contract tech writer for Boeing Computer Services in the early 1980s. Boeing had invested huge sums in developing a system for government agencies that attached terminals to mainframe computers. Those of us developing and documenting it knew the scheme was doomed to be replaced by desktops but Boeing management was in denial. They even financed a study that proved the future lay in mainframes.

    Much the same is true of the major publishers and their the-old-way-is-the-right-way approach to supplying libraries with ebooks. \You must buy them to lend them,\ they say, and if you have only one copy, you can only lend one copy.\

    Why? Those copies cost nothing to create. Why not given every library in the country access to every ebook in they have, exempting perhaps only the new bestsellers? Then make money on the checkout fees.

    That’s precisely what I’ve done with the new subscription services. I get paid when a ebook is read not when it’s sold. And if some of that reading leads to a sale, so much the better.

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