eBooks: Bilbary Announces New Deals with HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster, and Wiley
From a Bilbary News Release:
Bilbary announced today new partnerships with the first three of seven of the top publishing houses in the industry: HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster, Inc. and Wiley.Bilbary will carry all e-books offered by these publishers and their subsidiaries which includes 40,000 titles, raising the total number of titles in the library to more than 375,000.
The company is also working with The State Library of Kansas to establish the first subsidized lending program of e-books in the U.S. public library service and currently offers its patrons the ability to conveniently purchase e-books from Bilbary.com. When consumers purchase e-books through The State Library of Kansas, all commissions are reinvested into Bilbary for developmental purposes to further grow services offered to library patrons.
Bilbary offers a technology-agnostic service enabling readers to download e-books onto their computer, phone, tablet, or e-reader regardless of OS and is compatible with a wide-range of Apple, PC and NOOKdevices. The service has two platforms: one of which is cloud-based ensuring accessibility as long as an internet connection is present, and the other offers a download of titles to e-reading devices.
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Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.