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SIMON & SCHUSTER EXPANDS LIBRARY EBOOK LENDING PROGRAM TO UNIVERSAL ACCESS

“Simon & Schuster announced today that, following a successful pilot program in more than twenty library systems, it was moving to expand access to its catalog of ebooks to libraries nationwide. Effective immediately, public libraries across the United States can acquire for their collections ebook editions of such beloved classic favorites and current bestsellers as The Great Gatsby, Steve Jobs, Doctor Sleep, Hard Choices, The Flamethrowers, The Light Between Oceans, The Perks of Being a Wallflower and the Mortal Instruments and Dork Diaries series.” (via Simon & Schuster)

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Simon & Schuster eBooks Now Available in Select Libraries

“Simon & Schuster has partnered with digital book distribution company OverDrive to create a pilot program in which the publisher is making its eBook catalog available to select public libraries in the United States. Simon & Schuster’s entire eBook catalog is available through this program. Participating libraries can purchase these titles to lend them to patrons. Just as with a print title, library patrons can check out these eBooks one copy at a time an unlimited number of times for a period of 12 months. There will even be an option for library patrons to purchase the eBook titles themselves through their library’s website with the new Library BIN (Buy It Now) option.” (via GalleyCat)

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Follett Launches Simon & Schuster ebooks to Schools

“Follett today announced a partnership with Simon & Schuster that makes more than 450 PreK-12 titles available in ebook format on Titlewave®, Follett’s powerful collection development, search and ordering tool.  Follett now offers more than 250,000 ebook titles through Titlewave to schools nationwide. Simon & Schuster titles will span the full range of popular school titles from pre-school picture books to chapter books for early readers to higher-level fiction and nonfiction for young adults. Specific titles available include “Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type” by Coreen Cronin, “Hatchet” by Gary Paulsen, “Out Of My Mind” by Sharon Draper, “Fahrenheit 451″ by Ray Bradbury, “Angela’s Ashes” by Frank McCourt and “For Whom The Bell Tolls” by Ernest Hemingway.” (via PRNewswire)

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Simon & Schuster Releases New Interactive Shakespeare App

“Simon & Schuster is thrilled to share that Folger Shakespeare Library and Luminary Digital Media have recently launched an interactive app that will forever change the way people—particularly students and teachers—read, learn, and study Shakespeare in the 21st Century. In the last few years, over 4 million iPads were purchased by school districts in the U.S.; as of today, 2 million are already in use. The Folger Luminary Shakespeare app, which is built on Luminary’s social reading platform, is aimed at those who have introduced iOS mobile devices, like iPads, into the classroom.” (via Digital Book World)

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SIMON & SCHUSTER AND NEW YORK CITY PUBLIC LIBRARIES PARTNER FOR EBOOK PILOT PROGRAM

“Simon & Schuster, together with The New York Public Library,
Brooklyn Public Library, and the Queens Library, announced today a one-year pilot program under which the publishing company’s complete catalog of ebooks will be made available to the libraries. Beginning April 30th, The New York Public Library and
Brooklyn Public Library will have access to such beloved classic favorites and current bestsellers as The Great Gatsby, Lonesome Dove, Team of Rivals, Steve Jobs, The Glass Castle, Still Alice, The Road Less Traveled, The Coldest Winter Ever, Clockwork Princess, Misty of Chincoteague and From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler. The Queens Library pilot expected to begin in mid-May.”(via S&S)

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Simon & Schuster Has a New Deal With Amazon, Other Retailers

“Simon & Schuster has signed a new ebook retail agreement with Amazon and other ebook retailers. Ebook prices were lowered for Simon & Schuster titles over the weekend on sites like Amazon and Nook.com to levels several dollars below what they had been earlier in the week. Amazon is no longer displaying its usual disclaimer for agency-priced ebooks, “this price was set by the publisher,” for Simon & Schuster titles. “We have entered new agreements with our ebook agents that are in compliance with DOJ settlement and we look forward to working with our retailers to expand the readership for our authors and grow the ebook marketplace,” said Adam Rothberg, senior vice president of corporate communications for Simon & Schuster.”

via Digital Book World

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News Corp., CBS in Talks Over Merging Book Businesses

“News Corp, owner of HarperCollins Publishers, has expressed interest to CBS Corp about acquiring its Simon & Schuster book business, according to people familiar with the talks. The people described the discussions as preliminary and cautioned that a deal isn’t imminent. News Corp. owns Dow Jones & Co., which publishes The Wall Street Journal.”

via WSJ.com

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