Today, Simon & Schuster and OverDrive announced that the full catalog of Simon & Schuster eBooks are currently in pilot at 15 OverDrive partner public libraries in the United States. The titles are available for lending, as well as for purchase by readers through the Library BIN platform.
As part of the pilot, each eBook purchased for lending can be checked out an unlimited number of times on a one copy/one user basis for a period of 12 months. Alternately, readers can purchase the eBook directly through the library website, in which case the library will receive an affiliate fee. Simon & Schuster’s full catalog of frontlist and backlist titles is eligible for the program, with all new titles available simultaneous with publication.
FAQ about the pilot program:
Q: How were the participating libraries chosen?
A: All pilot library and market availability decisions were strictly made by Simon & Schuster
Q: What are the conditions for inclusion in the program?
A: Pilot libraries were required to offer the Library “Buy It Now” (BIN) link on their OverDrive digital collections page to participate.
Q: Will these titles be made available to more libraries and markets soon?
A: Simon & Schuster indicated that if the program is successful with the pilot group, they will consider adding additional libraries and markets in the coming months.
For further information, we refer you to your publisher representative at Simon & Schuster.