Beginning March 1, Macmillan will offer a selection of popular eBooks for lending at OverDrive-powered public libraries in the United States. Under the pilot program, more than 1,150 eBooks from Macmillan’s Minotaur Books imprint will be available in Content Reserve. The collection includes thrillers, mysteries, psychological suspense, and hard-boiled crime, featuring popular authors like Chris Ewan, Ian Rankin, Charles Todd and more.


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 will follow a one-copy/one-user lending model, and libraries will be able to circulate each copy for 24 months or 52 checkouts, whichever comes first. Titles will cost $25.00. Macmillan titles will be in the “Metered Access” section in Content Reserve.


The Macmillan pilot program includes conditions that affect consortia. The Macmillan terms restrict purchase for shared collections (i.e., consortia collections). Individual member libraries that have OverDrive Advantage accounts are permitted to purchase Macmillan eBooks for their Advantage collections. For full terms and conditions, click here.


To add the Macmillan titles to your library, visit Content Reserve or contact your collection development specialist.


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

3 Responses to “Macmillan eBook Pilot Goes Live March 1”

  1. John

    Will any of the books from Macmillan be available for Kindle, or just EPUB?

    • Karen Estrovich

      Hi John,

      The eBooks will be available in Kindle format as well as EPUB.

      Thank you,

  2. Patti

    I only buy ebooks through the Buy It Now program at my local library so that my library gets a small donation every time I buy a book. Macmillan will finally get a piece of my ebook dollar now that they are beginning to recognize the value of library exposure.