Follett Digital Resources Signs Ten More Publishers to eBook Distribution Agreements
McHenry, IL -- June 22, 2009 -- Follett Digital Resources, a member of the Follett Corporation family of companies, today announced that ten additional publishers have signed major eBook distribution agreements with the company. With these agreements, a total of more than 52,500 K-12 and public library titles are now available for purchase online through parent company Follett's popular ecommerce sites, Titlewave (www.titlewave.com) and Titletales (www.titletales.com).
The ten are ABC-CLIO, LLC, Santa Barbara, CA; Bookmaster, Inc., Ashland, OH; Equinox Publishing Limited, London, U.K.; J. Weston Walch, Publisher, Portland, ME; Macmillan US, New York, NY; Morton Publishing Company, Englewood, CO; Omnigraphics, Detroit, MI; Perseus Books, LLC, Cambridge, MA; Swimming Kangaroo, Arlington, TX; and The Do-It-Yourself Florist, Gilroy, CA.
The addition of titles from these ten publishers makes Follett's eBook program even more valuable to the more than 60,000 K-12 schools and libraries Follett serves, said Beau Clark, Vice President of Product Management. Follett now offers eBook titles from over 250 publishers that are easily accessible at any hour using a computer and an Internet connection.
"With Follett eBooks, students can get homework help when they need it, can access a book they'll need to review during school tomorrow, read for pleasure on their own time and keep reading during summertime or a holiday break period," Clark said. "It's a plus for schools, libraries and students to have access to new eBook titles from these ten publishers coming on-stream and available through Follett's K-12 and public library channels."
"We are excited to be partnering with Follett Digital Resources to make our eBooks more accessible than ever," said Becky Snyder, President of ABC-CLIO. "Convenience and ease-of-use are very much in line with the 21st Century research philosophy ABC-CLIO is committed to supporting, which is shaping how students learn, how teachers instruct, and how librarians organize and run their libraries. We're glad to be working with Follett to make that philosophy a reality."