Macmillan Publishers will be adding its full collection of frontlist eBooks to their public library e-lending pilot, it was announced today. It is the first time the company has made its catalog of eBooks published in the last twelve months available for lending in libraries.
The pilot program has been in place since March 2013 and currently includes all Macmillan eBooks published twelve or more months ago. With the addition of frontlist, Macmillan will have approximately 15,000 books available in their public library lending program and will continue to add new books weekly. Their frontlist eBook titles will be made available on the same day they go on sale in the retail market.
Macmillan’s frontlist titles will be offered to libraries under the 2 year/52 lend model currently in place for backlist. Macmillan titles are available through multiple distributors. The frontlist titles will be available to order in early August.
Alison Lazarus, President, Sales comments: “Librarians have been asking for our frontlist titles for their collections. With more than a year of our current pilot behind us and a better sense of the market, we feel comfortable expanding our offering to our full catalog.”