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From Penguin, a Plan to Make Its E-Books Available in New York City Libraries

“In the past year, Penguin Group USA has slowly pulled away from the library e-book market. Now it is tiptoeing back in. The publisher is working with New York City libraries and 3M on a pilot program that will make Penguin e-books available in city libraries beginning in August, Penguin said on Wednesday. If it is a success, the program could be expanded in public libraries across the country.”

via NY Times

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Book publisher Penguin takes to Twitter for unique book club experience

TNW – “Since Twitter launched in 2006, there have been tons of unique uses of the platform, including fundraising, live tweeting the State of the Union, and now thanks to Penguin, a book club. I’ve seen some corners of Twitter take to using hashtags to create a conversation on the platform. While it can be difficult to follow a conversation on the service, especially in real-time, Penguin thinks that the time-shifted hobby of reading books is a perfect way to bring people together.”

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Penguin Severs Ties with OverDrive

Publishers Weekly – “Penguin, which only offered backlist e-book titles for library lending, is terminating its contract with OverDrive, the library digital vendor, and starting February 10 will cease to offer any of its e-books or audiobooks to libraries. Penguin is negotiating a “continuance” agreement that will allow libraries that have already purchased Penguin e-books to continue to loan them.”

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Penguin reverses course for now on Kindle lending

AP – “One of the country’s largest publishers, Penguin Group (USA), is temporarily restoring libraries’ ability to loan their e-books for Amazon.com’s Kindle – but only through the end of the year. The publisher backtracked Wednesday after saying it was informed by Amazon.com Inc. that the online retailer wasn’t aware of Penguin’s agreement with Overdrive, a leading supplier of e-books to libraries. Penguin, which is based in New York, had suspended making new e-books available to libraries and said it won’t allow libraries to loan any e-books for the Kindle due to unspecified security concerns.”

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