IPSWICH, Mass. — April 8, 2014 — EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is now offering popular fiction and nonfiction e-books published by Random House, LLC. (Random House), the world’s largest general trade book publisher. EBSCO and Random House have partnered to give customers of EBSCO eBooks™ access to more than 30,000 e-books from some of the most notable Random House authors, including Dan Brown, Sheryl Sandberg, Dean Koontz, Gillian Flynn and more.
Random House titles have been added to the nearly 600,000 e-books and audiobooks that EBSCO eBooks already offers. The titles represent both frontlist and popular backlist titles from all Random House imprints and publishing groups, which publish fiction and nonfiction, both original and reprints, by some of the foremost and most popular writers of our times.
The partnership will help librarians acquire high-demand titles in a cost-effective way since there are no markups or fees of any kind on EBSCO eBook titles. EBSCO makes it easy for librarians to build or grow e-book collections through featured collections. Random House titles will be included in EBSCO’s Best-Sellers Collection, New Releases Collection and Youth Award Winners Collection.
Library patrons will be able to download e-books to mobile devices, including the Kindle Fire. Additionally, patrons will be using the well-known EBSCOhost® research platform.
“EBSCO shares in our belief of the importance of connecting authors and readers,” says Skip Dye, Vice President, Library and Academic Marketing, Random House. “We are excited about the potential for our digital catalogue of over 30,000 new and backlist titles published by Random House and our Random House Publisher Services clients available through EBSCO. It is a win-win-win opportunity for all involved.”
EBSCO’s Vice President of Product Management, EBSCO eBooks, Ken Breen, says that the addition of the highly sought-after titles from Random House helps to achieve the goal of providing the best content in a convenient and easily discoverable way. “Having the best-selling titles from Random House available in EBSCO’s comprehensive and powerful research experience makes for a good combination. It will allow librarians to offer their patrons an easy way to access the award-winning titles from Random House that they are looking for while increasing the usage and visibility of the library’s entire collection.”
EBSCO eBooks are available from EBSCO or through YBP's GOBI, Ingram's OASIS and Baker & Taylor's TitleSource. For more information on EBSCO eBooks and featured collections including Random House titles, go to: http://www.ebscohost.com/ebooks/popular-fiction
About Random House LLC.
Random House LLC is a Penguin Random House Company based in the U.S. Penguin Random House (http://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/) is the world’s first truly global trade book publisher. It was formed on July 1, 2013, upon the completion of an agreement between Bertelsmann and Pearson to merge their respective trade publishing companies, Random House and Penguin, with the parent companies owning 53% and 47%, respectively. Penguin Random House comprises the adult and children’s fiction and nonfiction print and digital trade book publishing businesses of Penguin and Random House in the U.S., U.K., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and India, Penguin’s trade publishing activity in Asia and South Africa; DK worldwide; and Random House’s companies in Spain, Mexico, Argentina, Uruguay, Colombia, and Chile. Penguin Random House employs more than 10,000 people globally across almost 250 editorially and creatively independent imprints and publishing houses that collectively publish more than 15,000 new titles annually. Its publishing lists include more than 70 Nobel Prize laureates and hundreds of the world’s most widely read authors.
About EBSCO Information Services
EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is the leading provider of resources for libraries including EBSCONET®, EBSCO’s total e-resource management system, and EBSCOhost®, the world's premier for-fee online research service, including full-text databases, subject indexes, point-of-care medical reference, historical digital archives and e-books. EBSCO provides more than 375 research databases and nearly 600,000 e-books plus subscription management services for more than 360,000 unique titles including more than 57,000 online titles. Through a library of tens of thousands of full-text journals and magazines from renowned publishers, EBSCO serves the content needs of all researchers (Academic, Medical, K-12, Public Library, Corporate, Government, etc.). EBSCO is also the provider of EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS), which provides each institution with a fast, single search box for its entire collection, offering deeper indexing and more full-text searching of journals and magazines than any other discovery service. For more information, visit the EBSCO Web site at: www.ebsco.com. EBSCO is a division of EBSCO Industries., one of the largest privately held companies in the United States.
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