Macmillan Publishing launches eBook pilot program for library lending

Beginning on March 1, 2013 Macmillan Publishers began offering a selection of popular eBooks for library lending. Under the pilot program, more than 1,150 eBooks from Macmillan’s Minotaur Books imprint will be available for libraries, such as East Central Regional Library, to license for our Digital Library.  The collection includes thrillers, mysteries, psychological suspense, and hard-boiled crime, featuring popular authors like Nevada Barr, M.C. Beaton, C.J. Box, and more.  Watch for some of these popular titles to hit East Central Regional Library’s Digital Library.

The Macmillan pilot program will follow the one-copy/one-user lending model, and libraries will be able to circulate each copy for 24 months or 52 checkouts, whichever comes first.  All titles cost $25.00 for each copy East Central Regional licenses.  After the 24 months or 52 checkouts, ECRL will have to purchase an additional license in order to retain the title in our eBook collection.

Sarah Biro, Branch Librarian, Chisago Lakes Area Library

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