Hoopla has just established a new relationship with Open Road Integrated Media that will adds thousands of new e-books and audiobooks to their catalog.
Dreamscape Media, hoopla’s audiobook publisher, will also be working with Open Road Integrated Media to convert its eBooks into audiobooks. Starting with more than fifty of Open Road Integrated Media titles, these audiobooks will be available for patrons to enjoy in a number of formats. Dreamscape Media audiobooks will also be available to public libraries physically through hoopla digital’s parent company, Midwest Tape.
Open Road is a leading global publisher of eBooks and home to classics from legendary authors including William Styron, Pat Conroy and Alice Walker. Inclusion of Open Road Integrated Media titles broadens hoopla digital’s catalog of more than 440,000 movies, TV shows, music albums, eBooks, audiobooks and comics.
“We’re thrilled to offer Open Road’s treasured titles to our partner libraries and their patrons anytime with a library card, without any holds or waits,” said Jeff Jankowski, founder and owner of hoopla digital. “There’s a high – and growing – demand for eBooks and audiobooks, especially children’s content. We will continue to make a significant investment to assemble a deep offering of titles available in a number of physical and digital formats.”
Hoopla digital has partnerships with more than 925 public library systems across North America including Austin Public Library, Los Angeles Public Library, Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County, Edmonton Public Library and Nashville Public Library.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.