Tag Archives: Penguin

ALA defines new ebook goals

Nearly 700 librarians, publishers and media representatives participated in the American Library Association’s first Virtual Town Hall on Ebooks last week. As part of the virtual town hall, several key ALA leaders discussed efforts made to advocate for library interests in the publishing world. View the archived town hall. Representatives on the robust leadership panel included ALA President Barbara Stripling, ... Read More »

ALA welcomes Macmillan expansion of library ebook lending

This month Macmillan will offer its entire ebook backlist to libraries, as reported in Publishers Weekly. Macmillan first entered the library ebook market in January 2013 by offering a pilot of its mystery titles under the Minotaur imprint, then expanded the pilot to romance titles in June. With its third foray into the library ebook market this year, Macmillan is ... Read More »

Penguin revisits library pilot terms

From the E-Content blog: Penguin Group USA revealed today that it will remove the six-month embargo on ebook titles licensed to libraries and instead offer new titles immediately after they are released in the consumer market. Other pilot terms are expected to continue, including a one-year expiration date on ebooks licensed to libraries and library pricing similar to what is ... Read More »

Penguin reinstitutes e-book access

The American Library Association is pleased to learn that Penguin publishing will reinstitute access to e-books in the Kindle format through OverDrive to libraries.  This is a big step in addressing challenges libraries would have faced in denying access to library patrons.  Unfortunately, Penguin has not lifted the embargo (or waiting period) for access to new future releases in e-book ... Read More »