Macmillan Now Sells eBooks to Schools in the US, Canada

OverDrive 6140017255_815f69e70e_m[1]announced on Wednesday that they had worked out a new deal with Macmillan to make that publishers ebooks available to public and private schools in the US and Canada. Macmillan had previously offered 640 titles to schools in a pilot program, and they are now opening their 12,000-title catalog.

The catalog includes popular titles such as Killing Lincoln by Bill O’Reilly, The Lottery and Other Stories by Shirley Jackson, Night by Elie Wiesel, Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card, The Natural by Bernard Malamud, A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah, The American Presidents Series, and many more.

According to the announcement, Macmillan plans to sell ebooks to schools under terms that are are different from what Macmillan offers to libraries. The ebooks are rented to schools under a 1 year expiring license, and are priced at $15 or $17. Libraries, on the other hand, can rent the ebooks for 2 years  at $25 a pop. The key difference is the time frame, and that schools are also free to let as many students check out a title as possible. There's no one copy, one user rule that limits libraries.

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader:"I've been into reading ebooks since forever, but I only got my first ereader in July 2007. Everything quickly spiraled out of control from there. Before I started this blog in January 2010 I covered ebooks, ebook readers, and digital publishing for about 2 years as a part of MobileRead Forums. It's a great community, and being a member is a joy. But I thought I could make something out of how I covered the news for MobileRead, so I started this blog."

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