Macmillan Publishers, one of the largest and best-known international publishing groups, announced today an agreement to make a collection of popular eBooks available to libraries via OverDrive before the end of the first quarter. Under the pilot program, OverDrive-powered libraries will have access to more than 1,200 titles from Macmillan's Minotaur Books imprint, featuring award-winning authors such as Olen Steinhauser and Julia Spencer-Fleming. OverDrive supplies Next Generation digital library services for more than 22,000 libraries and schools worldwide, with support for all major eReading devices, including Kindle. Here's more info:
Before the end of the first quarter, Macmillan will offer a selection of more than 1,200 Minotaur eBooks for lending at public libraries in the United States. The Minotaur titles span all sub-categories of crime fiction, from thrillers to cozies, hard-boiled crime to psychological suspense. The pilot program will follow a one-copy/one-user lending model, and libraries will be able to circulate each copy for 24 months or 52 lends, whichever comes first.
Macmillan Library eBook Collection Highlights:
"Pray for Silence" by Linda Castillo "In the Bleak Midwinter" by Julia Spencer-Fleming "The Tourist" by Olen Steinhauer "Quiche of Death" by M.C. Beaton "The Lock Artist" by Steve Hamilton "Heartsick" by Chelsea Cain "A Taint in the Blood" by Dana Stabenow "Blue Heaven" by C.J. Box "Burn" by Nevada Barr "The Real Macaw" by Donna Andrews "A Crimson Warning" by Tasha Alexander "A Burial at Sea" by Charles Finch
The Macmillan pilot coincides with the rollout of OverDrive's Next Generation platform, which includes completely reimagined library websites featuring One-Step Checkout, a powerful search engine, and the browser-based eBook reading technology OverDrive Read. Next Generation enhancements in 2013 also include streaming video and audio technology, APIs that enable libraries to fully integrate digital and print catalogs, and the all-new Content Reserve collection development portal.
OverDrive offers a catalog of more than 1 million eBook, audiobook, music and video titles on a single platform, with support for all major computers and devices, including iPhone, iPad, NOOK, Android phones and tablets, and Kindle (U.S. only). To find a library near you, visit search.overdrive.com