We are thrilled to announce that Macmillan Publishers will be adding its full collection of frontlist eBooks to OverDrive Marketplace for U.S. and Canadian public libraries.

This is an expansion of their March 2013 eBook lending pilot, which included Macmillan eBooks published 12 or more months ago. With addition of the frontlist catalog, OverDrive libraries will have access to over 10,000+ titles, including What I Know For Sure by Oprah Winfrey, Beating Goliath by Art Briles, and Landline by Rainbow Rowell.

According to Macmillan’s sales division president, Alison Lazarus, “Librarians have been asking for our frontlist titles for their collections. With more than a year of current pilot behind us and a better sense of the market, we feel comfortable expanding our offering to our full catalog.”

The full collection of frontlist content will be available in OverDrive Marketplace in early August. We will post an announcement on the blog when the catalog is live.

These new additions will carry the same terms as current Macmillan titles: 52 checkouts or two years, whichever comes first. The frontlist catalog will be priced $60.00 USD and backlist content $40.00 USD.

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.


2 Responses to “Macmillan’s full frontlist eBook collection to be available for U.S. and Canadian public libraries”

  1. Liam Hegarty

    Unless it is an absolutely must have, the price is too high and the terms are too onerous for our library. Libraries hope to get more than two years out of a backlist title.

  2. Jyoti

    How about opening libraries to a “global memberships” ? where, someone like me from India can join a library in Canada or the U.S., get a “virtual” library card and read books at Ovedrive.com? Right now, a billion people like me can’t use your wonderful platform because of geographical limitations.