More Than 17,000 Penguin Titles (New & Backlist) Now Available to OverDrive’s U.S. Library Partners
Penguin titles, both new and backlist, are once again available from OverDrive.
3M Cloud Library has offered access to Penguin ebook titles to all library customers since late Fall 2012.
Today’s News From OverDrive
Here’s a portion of what OverDrive Library Partners received in a email this AM. The number of titles available is actually 17,000.
Special note to the sentence near the bottom of the letter about Penguin titles only being available to Kindle users via “side-loading”. In other words, library users who are used to wireless loading of ebooks to their Kindle devices will be required to complete the side-loading process to read Penguin titles.
Update: OverDrive’s Digital Library Blog has posted about today’s news.
From the OverDrive Blog Post:
Penguin’s eBooks are available for public and college libraries, including consortium, in the U.S. in the one copy/one user lending model for a one year term. Availability of the Penguin eBooks to libraries outside the U.S. is coming soon.
Popular new releases such as Clive Cussler’s “Mirage” and Patricia Cornell’s latest Kay Scarpetta novel “Dust” will be priced at $18.99. Backlist favorites will range from $5.99 -$9.99.
A Brief Chronology of Penguin Ebooks and Libraries (2011-2013)
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Penguin Working with Baker & Taylor to Expand Ebook Lending to Libraries, Audiobook Lending Also Coming
Why Might A Publisher Pull Its E-Books From Libraries? (via paidContent)
Penguin Ebook Pilot Test Expands Beyond NYC (via The Digital Shift)
Penguin E-Books Lending Service Expected to Be Available For All 3M Cloud Library Customers by End of 2012
Pilot Project: 3M Cloud Library Will Provide Two New York Libraries Access to Penguin Ebooks
Penguin Group Terminating Its Contract with OverDrive
Penguin Restores Kindle Lending, but Still Not Providing Digital Editions of New Titles (via The Digital Shift)
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OverDrive & Penguin: Is Something Steve Potash Wrote in February a Clue to What’s Going On?
November 21, 2011
OverDrive Suspends Access to New Penguin eBook Titles, “Get For Kindle” Access Also Shutdown
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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.