IPSWICH, Mass. — February 4, 2016 — EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) has partnered with Penguin Random House to offer digital libraries the entire collection of Penguin Random House eBooks through EBSCO eBooks™. Libraries can access 21,000 fiction and nonfiction e-book titles from prominent authors including John Grisham, Mindy Kaling, Paula Hawkins, Toni Morrison and Danielle Steel.
Penguin Random House titles are included in several EBSCO eBooks™ collections such as EBSCO’s Popular Adult Fiction Collection, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense Fiction Collection, Popular Adult Nonfiction Collection and others. Flexible pricing models will help librarians acquire popular frontlist and backlist e-book titles according to their needs and allow libraries to own purchased Penguin Random House eBooks in perpetuity. EBSCO does not add markups or fees to this or any collection of titles, making it easy for libraries to grow their collections.
Penguin Random House eBooks add essential titles to EBSCO’s growing collection of more than 800,000 e-books to serve all types of libraries. EBSCO offers multiple options for purchase as well as a refined interface for downloading and reading e-books. John Brennan, EBSCO’s Senior Director of eBook Product Management, says this will provide libraries with easy access to high-demand e-books with pricing options to suit varying budgets. “The Penguin Random House catalog offers libraries e-book titles from widely read fiction and nonfiction authors who are popular with a variety of readers. Having these titles available from EBSCO eBooks means that libraries can cost-effectively build e-book collections on a foundation of quality trade fiction and nonfiction titles.”
Skip Dye, Vice President Library Marketing and Sales, Penguin Random House, says that increased exposure of the Penguin Random House catalog ensures that customers will be able to access the e-books they’re looking for, both in the library and online. “We are pleased that our partnership with EBSCO will ensure digital libraries greater access, both in the library and online, to the full range of our fiction and nonfiction titles.”
EBSCO eBooks are available from EBSCO or through YBP's GOBI, Ingram's OASIS and Baker & Taylor's TitleSource 3. For more information on EBSCO eBooks and featured collections including Penguin titles, go to: http://www.ebscohost.com/ebooks/popular-fiction
About Penguin Random House
With nearly 250 independent imprints and brands on five continents, more than 15,000 new titles and close to 800 million print, audio and e-books sold annually, Penguin Random House is the world’s leading trade book publisher. The company, which employs about 12,500 people globally, was formed on July 1, 2013 by Bertelsmann and Pearson, who own 53 percent and 47 percent, respectively. Like its predecessor companies, Penguin Random House is committed to publishing adult and children’s fiction and nonfiction print editions, and is a pioneer in digital publishing. Its book brands include storied imprints such as Doubleday, Viking and Alfred A. Knopf (United States); Ebury, Hamish Hamilton and Jonathan Cape (UK); Plaza & Janés and Alfaguara (Spain); and Sudamericana (Argentina); as well as the international imprint DK. Its publishing lists include more than 60 Nobel Prize laureates and hundreds of the world’s most widely read authors. Penguin Random House champions the creative and entrepreneurial independence of its publishers, who work tirelessly to maximize readership for its authors and to protect their intellectual property.
About EBSCO Information Services
EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is the leading discovery service provider for libraries worldwide with more than 8,000 discovery customers in over 100 countries. EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS) provides each institution with a comprehensive, single search box for its entire collection, offering unparalleled relevance ranking quality and extensive customization. EBSCO is also the preeminent provider of online research content for libraries, including hundreds of research databases, historical archives, point-of-care medical reference, and corporate learning tools serving millions of end users at tens of thousands of institutions. EBSCO is the leading provider of electronic journals & books for libraries, with subscription management for more than 360,000 serials, including more than 57,000 e-journals, as well as online access to more than 800,000 e-books. For more information, visit the EBSCO website at: www.ebsco.com. EBSCO Information Services is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., a family owned company since 1944.
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