November 29, 2015

Expansion: Macmillan Making Complete Ebook Backlist Available for Library Lending

From Andrew Albanese at Publisher’s Weekly:

Less than a year after launching a pilot with its Minotaur Press imprint, Macmillan officials today confirmed that it will expand its library e-book offerings to include its entire e-book backlist, more than 11,000 titles.


Frontlist titles will not be included in the program at this time. Titles will be available to libraries through OverDrive, 3M and Baker & Taylor, and also Recorded Books for audio. There were no reported changes in the model Macmillan uses or pricing at this time. Once purchased by a library, e-book titles will be available to lend for two years or 52 lends, whichever comes first, and titles in the pilot were priced at $25.

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See Also: Expansion: Macmillan Adds Titles from Entangled Publishing to Library E-Lending Pilot Program (August 8, 2013)

See Also: Macmillan Announces Details of Library Lending Pilot (January 24, 2013)

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