Baker and Taylor have inked a new deal with publisher Macmillan to have their entire back catalog of 11,000 eBooks available for libraries. Anyone doing business with the Axis 360 platform will now have access to have any of these titles to purchase.
In early 2013, Macmillan started a public library pilot program with a select group of backlist ebooks from its Minotaur Books mystery and crime fiction imprint. Now, in addition to the current inventory of romance titles and thrillers from Minotaur books, public library patrons can enjoy best-selling, classic and high-demand titles from all Macmillan imprints such as Farrar, Straus & Giroux, Henry Holt, Macmillan Children’s, St. Martin’s Press and Tor. Newly available titles from Macmillan will be added as they become eligible for sale on a monthly basis.
“We are excited patrons will now have access to even more of Macmillan’s ebook catalog to borrow and enjoy,” said George Coe, President of Baker & Taylor’s Library & Education division. “Baker & Taylor is committed to working with our publishing partners to provide libraries with an outstanding selection of digital and printed materials for their patrons.”
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