January 23, 2022

Macmillan Begins Selling eBooks To Library Consortia

The change to Macmillan’s library ebook sales policy for public libraries is effective immediately according to a post on OverDrive’s Digital Library Blog:

Macmillan Publishers has made the decision to begin selling their eBooks to library consortia!


Macmillan eBooks are Metered Access eBooks available for 52 checkouts or a 24-month timeframe, whichever comes first. Independent library systems will continue the access they previously enjoyed, and are not impacted by this announcement.

Macmillan expanded their ebook pilot for libraries at the end of June when they announced that all frontlist titles would be available for sale to individual libraries.

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.