October 24, 2016

More than 1200 Simon & Schuster Ebook Titles Now Available to Academic Library Market via New ProQuest Pilot Project

UPDATE: The pilot described below is available globally to academic libraries.

From ProQuest and Simon & Schuster:

Key titles from renowned publisher Simon & Schuster are now available for the first time to the academic library market as ebooks through ProQuest’s MyiLibrary platform. More than 1,200 titles in subject areas such as business, psychology, history, social sciences, political sciences and literature will provide libraries with more options to serve students, faculty, and researchers.


Now, it will offer a wide range of acclaimed and award-winning titles and authors through ProQuest’s MyiLibrary platform, including:

  • Rick Perlstein’s Nixonland and The Invisible Bridge,
  • John Carey’s William Golding: The Man Who Wrote Lord of the Flies,
  • Richard Dawkins’ The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution,
  • Taylor Branch’s America in the King Years trilogy (comprised of Parting the Waters: America in the King Years 1954-63, Pillar of Fire: America in the King Years 1963-65 and At Canaan’s Edge: America in the King Years 1965-68)
  • Robert D. Putnam’s Bowling Alone and Our Kids

Works from Don DeLillo, Sam Harris, Walter Isaacson, Charles Johnson, Thomas Kenneally, Naomi Klein, David McCullough, Siddhartha Mukherjee, Michael E. Porter, Annie Proulx, and Colm Tóibín, will also be available.

Additionally, Simon & Schuster is offering key classic academic and literary works to MyiLibrary customers, including Stephen Mitchell’s translations of Homer’s The Iliad and The Odyssey, and works by, Ray Bradbury, Émile Durkheim, Joseph Heller, John Knowles, B. F. Skinner, Max Weber and William Butler Yeats, among others. Titles will also be available from Simon & Schuster’s prestigious Folger Shakespeare Library, Hemingway Library, and F. Scott Fitzgerald Library.

Read the Complete Announcement

Gary Price About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.