Macmillan Now Sells eBooks to Schools in the US, Canada

OverDrive Macmillan Now Sells eBooks to Schools in the US, Canada Library eBooks Overdrive Publishing 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: He's here to chew bubble gum and fix broken websites, and he is all out of bubble gum. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills at the drop of a hat. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.

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