Before the end of the first quarter, Macmillan will offer a selection of popular eBooks for lending at OverDrive-powered public libraries in the United States. Under this pilot program, 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. (Read the press release.)

 

“Showcasing this rich collection of Macmillan titles in the digital library will generate fresh exposure for these books and authors, connecting them with millions of readers looking for what to read next,” says  Erica Lazzaro, director of publisher relations at OverDrive.

 

The Macmillan pilot 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. Titles will cost $25/each. Stay tuned for availability details.

 

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

 

Michael Lovett is Public Relations and Social Media Specialist at OverDrive.  

 

3 Responses to “Coming Soon: Macmillan eBooks for Libraries”

  1. Jennifer Pickett

    So libraries will be getting a digital book ‘on loan’ for only two years for about the same price as a print book that we would have forever (and could circulate as much as we like). NOT a good deal for libraries!