Macmillan eBooks

Macmillan Publishers have expanded their eBooks which they offer for library lending via Overdrive.   Back in March, Macmillan launched a pilot program, offering their back-list romance and mystery titles for libraries, such as East Central Regional Library to license for our Digital Library. Now, Macmillan is offering all of their back-list eBooks for library lending.  Essentially […]

Penguin Group eBooks

If you remember, back in November of 2011, Penguin Publishing stopped licensing their eBooks to libraries via OverDrive. Well… GOOD NEWS!  Penguin Publishing has rejoined the list of leading publishers allowing library lending of eBooks via OverDrive, our Digital Library vendor.  More than 17,000 Penguin eBooks are available for libraries such as East Central Regional […]

Penguin titles and Kindle

Currently owned eBooks published by Penguin are once again available for download to Kindle through ECRL’s eBook service. However, we understand that we will not be able to buy new Penguin titles, at least not now, anyway. Yesterday I posted notice that the Penguin titles were not available for Kindle. That was changed sometime this […]

eBooks – not everything is available

Warning . . . whatever I’m writing in this post may very well be outdated before I push the “publish” button . . . eBooks have overtaken the information industry like a tsunami. Almost everyone knows someone who has an eReader, if they don’t have one personally. While many die-hard print booklovers have decried eBooks […]