November 28, 2015

eBooks For School Libraries: Follett Announces Partnership With Random House

Follett will offer new and popular titles from Random House to the school library market.

From a Follett News Release:

Follett’s ebook customers are now able to purchase Random House ebooks and lend them to students. The partnership gives librarians the opportunity to enhance their collections with many of the most sought-after titles, such as Rachel Hartman’s “Seraphina” and Christopher Paul Curtis’ “The Watsons Go To Birmingham – 1963″.


A 2012 survey by Library Journal of electronic book penetration and use among PreK-12 school libraries revealed that two-thirds of the schools that purchase ebooks buy them from Follett. FollettShelf is the digital shelf of choice at 76 percent of elementary schools, 67 percent of middle schools and 59 percent of high schools.

Read the Complete Announcement

See Also: Merger Completed: Say Hello to Penguin Random House (Roundup) (July 1, 2013)

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