Macmillan has added 9,300 eBook titles to their existing offerings available for library lending in OverDrive Marketplace. These titles, which include best sellers from Matthew Quick, Bill O’Reilly, Janet Evanovich and many others, are now available to add to your library collection.


According to Macmillan’s Sales Division President, Alison Lazarus, “Macmillan is increasing our title selection to include all of our backlist e-books.” She added, “Essentially anything published 12 months ago or longer will be made available for eLending. This expansion of approximately 9,300 titles includes many requested books and we will continue to add backlist books as they become eligible on a monthly basis.”


While we have long carried many of these titles in the audiobook format, eBook titles you can now find in OverDrive Marketplace include:

  • Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick
  • Killing Lincoln by Bill O’Reilly
  • Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
  • The Husband List by Janet Evanovich
  • Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
  • Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
  • A Dog’s Journey by W. Bruce Cameron
  • Eye of the World by Robert Jordan
  • Where We Belong by Emily Giffin

These new additions will carry the same terms as current Macmillan titles: 52 checkouts or two years, whichever comes first.


As a reminder Macmillan titles can be purchased by standalone libraries and consortia members who use OverDrive Advantage. You can view the complete lending terms here.


Adam Sockel is a Marketing Communications Specialist with OverDrive



10 Responses to “For the first time, Macmillan adds entire backlist to OverDrive Marketplace”

  1. paul

    It would be useful to mention in such posts what region they are available – they do not seem to be available in my Region – US only?

    • Adam Sockel

      HI Paul, apologies- These titles have US/Canada rights, the same as the other Macmillan titles. If this changes we will update via the blog.

  2. Kristi

    Are these ebook titles available to consortia? I am not seeing them in the Marketplace.

    • Adam Sockel

      Hi Kristi- I just updated the post. Consortia members who use OverDrive advantage can purchase these titles for their library users. Thanks.

    • Adam Sockel

      Hi Elizabeth- Consortia members who have OverDrive Advantage can purchase for these titles for their users. This is the publishers choice. The link in the post above will provide full lending details.

  3. Eileen Chandler

    I too am very disappointed that we cannot purchase these for our consortium. We would buy multiple copies of popular titles for our members. It is not the same thing having these as Advantage purchases as very few of our member libraries purchase in Advantage. There is no difference really between a consortium and a large public library like Chicago or Boston that have multiple branches. Yet publishers sell to large public libraries but not consortia.

  4. paul

    Who makes the decision about non US Rights – does Overdrive lobby on behalf of its customers – or is it all the publisher call?

    • Adam Sockel

      Hi Paul- OverDrive works with publishers on behalf of libraries but it is the publisher’s decision as to where they’d like their titles made available.

  5. Kris Minschke

    I too wish we could do something to make Macmillan see that we purchase more copies per person of the popular titles than some large city “standalone” libraries like NYPL or Queens. Advantage too cumbersome for our consortia so not a great answer.