OverDrive: Macmillan Expands its eBook Catalog to U.S. and Canadian K-12 Schools (12,000 Titles)
OverDrive announced today that Macmillan’s entire eBook catalog is now available for schools in the United States and Canada.
Macmillan previously offered 640 eBooks to schools in the U.S. and Canada in a pilot program [launched in early September 2013] with OverDrive, and is now opening their 12,000-title catalog.
The catalog includes popular titles such as Night by Elie Wiesel, Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card, Killing Lincoln by Bill O’Reilly, The Lottery and Other Stories by Shirley Jackson, The Natural by Bernard Malamud, A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah, The American Presidents Series, and many more.
Macmillan titles are offered to schools on a 12-month lease, with no circulation limit, at $15 USD and $17 CAD. Titles are offered on a one copy/one user lending model.
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