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Baker and Taylor’s Axis360-Operates hosted library ebook checkout systems. Libraries purchase the ebook from Axis360 and Axis 360 hosts the book for the library, and manages the ebook checkouts.
Gardners (New October 15, 2015!) – Gardners and its sister companies operate two library ebook offerings, Askews & Holts (A&H) and VLeBooks. A&H is one of the the UK’s largest library ebook providers, serving over 2,000 public libraries and 17 million patrons. All non-erotica Premium Catalog Smashwords ebooks are eligible for Gardners library distribution. Their A&H service is unique in the market in that it’s truly patron-driven. All Smashwords titles are discoverable to patrons of A&H-powered libraries. If the patron finds a book they want to check out, their check out triggers the sale. A&H also supports free books, meaning patrons can check these books out at no cost to the library. Other library services charge the library a minimum fee (see OverDrive below for an example). Gardners’ VLeBooks service provides similar library ebook checkout services for about 400 academic libraries. Gardners is the UK’s largest book wholesaler. View the announcement here.
Library Direct is for large bulk opening purchases by individual public libraries that operate their own library ebook checkout systems (the act of a library operating their own ebook checkout systems is typically referred to as the “Douglas County Model,” which is named after the large library network in Colorado that pioneered this model. Click here to view our Library Direct announcement.
Odilo (New December 2015) is a global ebook supplier to over 2,000 public libraries in North America, Europe and South America. Shipments to Odilo will begin in the first quarter of 2016.
OverDrive– Smashwords announced distribution to OverDrive on May 20, 2014. OverDrive operates the ebook checkout and procurement systems for more than 20,000 public libraries around the world. OverDrive accepts all Smashwords Premium Catalog titles except erotica. All books priced under $1.99, including FREE titles, will be priced at $1.99, the minimum price allowed by OverDrive.
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Amazon is the world’s largest online retailer and the creator of the world’s best-selling eReader, the Kindle. Publish your eBook on Amazon’s Kindle Store and it will be available for purchase worldwide on Amazon.com. Your eBook will be available for purchase on Kindle devices and Kindle apps for iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, PC, Mac, BlackBerry, and Android-based devices.
Apple’s iBookstore is one of the fastest growing eBook retailers in the world (51 countries). By publishing your eBook on Apple’s iBookstore, it will be available for purchase worldwide on the world’s most popular tablet, the iPad. It will also be available on iTunes, the iPhone, and the iPod Touch.
Make your book available to millions of customers on Amazon’s European websites including Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.de, Amazon.es, Amazon.fr, Amazon.it.
Barnes & Noble
The NOOK is an eReader designed by Barnes & Noble – the world’s #1 bookseller. Publishing your eBook on Barnes & Noble’s eBookstore will make it available on BN.com, NOOK eBook Readers, and Barnes & Noble’s free NOOK eReading software for iPad, iPhone/iPod touch, Mac, Android, PC, etc.
Blio is a feature-rich eReading application that allows you to go beyond the written word. Experience books through the eyes of the author, with crystal clear sound and images that come alive in brilliant color. Blio delivers the most advanced, flexible and open reading platform in the world. Blio does more than translate best-sellers to a black-and-white screen Blio brings the pages to life. Baker & Taylor is converting, managing and delivering new content for Blio every day. Publishers in the Blio program include Elsevier, Hachette, HarperCollins, Random House, Penguin, Simon & Schuster, Wiley and many more. With more than 44,000 customers in 120 countries, Baker & Taylor’s global reach makes it the perfect partner to provide superior content management and distribution for the world’s most innovative e-reader application.
Baker & Taylor
Baker & Taylor is a leading distributor of books, videos, and music products to libraries, institutions and retailers. They ship more than 1 million unique products (SKUs) annuallyand also maintain one of the largest in-stock inventories of books, videos and music in the U.S. – about 385,000 titles in inventory and more than 1.5 million titles available for order. Baker & Taylor is also committed to being an industry leader in digital media delivery.
Kobo is a global eBook retailer that carries more than 2.5 million eBooks and has customers in more than 200 countries. Publishing your eBook on Kobo’s eBookstore will make it available worldwide on kobobooks.com and all Kobo eReaders including the Kobo Touch, Kobo Wi-Fi, Kobo Vox and all Kobo Books apps for iPad, iPhone/iPod touch, Mac, Android, PC, etc
Inktera (formerly Page Foundry)
Inktera is a specialized distribution solutions provider that connects publishers with leading brands and their consumers. We leverage digital content to deliver audiences to publishers, engagement to brands and desirable content to consumers via our Enterprise App Platform for Brands & our Marketing Programs for Publishers.
The free txtr Android app brings the world of eBooks to your Android devices and gives you access to more than 2 Million eBooks* – from current bestsellers to …
New Library Direct Enables Libraries to Acquire Large Opening Collections of Smashwords Ebooks. Smashwords today announced Library Direct, a new service that allows libraries and library networks to acquire and establish large opening collections of ebooks, direct from Smashwords. We have already received purchase commitments from three library systems, each of which will acquire some variation of our top 10,000 best-selling titles. The purchase commitments approach $100,000 in total.
With Axis 360, Baker & Taylor’s digital media circulation platform, you enjoy easy integration and your patrons have a world of digital content at their fingertips.
OverDrive is a leading full-service digital distributor of eBooks, audiobooks, and other digital content. Publishing on OverDrivewill make your eBook available to millions of end users globally through OverDrive’s network of online retailer partners and more than 15,000 libraries, schools, and colleges worldwide
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The store includes all of the biggest five publishers in the US (that’s Hachette, HarperCollins, Macmillan, Penguin Random House, and Simon & Schuster) and many more from Scholastic to Harlequin and Norton to Chronicle. It’s the center of your books universe. And the best part is that whether you buy, subscribe, or both, you can always enjoy the full Oyster experience-the best content across subscription and for-purchase books, beautiful design built for mobile reading, and a great discovery experience with spot-on editorial, algorithmic, and social recommendations.
Scribd is building the world’s premier book membership service. With a library of more than one million books, audiobooks, comics and adding more everyday, their readers have clocked more than 17 million hours of reading time across all genres since 2013.
Gardners Extended Retail
Gardners has been an intregal link in the book industry for over 25 years as Britain’s leading independent wholesaler. From local bookshops to non-traditional outlets, multi-national companies and e-commerce concerns, including over 1,000 internet retailers, we specialise in meeting the needs of booksellers and retailers on a global basis.
“Yuzu is a digital education platform by Barnes & Noble that makes the everyday learning experience remarkably gratifying. It’s an online ecosystem that enables the collaborative, free flow of information between learners and educators, making it easier than ever to teach, learn, discover and digest. Yuzu combines the passion of the mentor and the curiosity of the student to create something never before seen in our industry.”
Tolino is an alliance between the four major German Booksellers and Deutsche Telekom AG. As such it combines the market knowledge of the traditional booksellers and the technical competence of a Telco. Tolino represents an ecosystem at the same level as the major global platforms such as Amazon Kindle, Kobo and Barnes & Noble Nook. It features e-readers, Tablets (7″ and 9″), applications for iOS and aOS for Tablet and Smartphones and a browser based HTML5 reader for PC. Furthermore it offers an integrated cloud service for users enabling them to read on any device and app as well as synchronize their e-books, including last read positions, bookmarks, notes etc. All this backed up by a content distribution platform with currently over 1.6 million e-books – and the largest available catalogue of German language books.
Odilo is a privately held Spanish and USA based company. Odilo is one of the leading solutions in Europe and Latin America, offering a comprehensive product suite for the discovery, management, and distribution of library print and digital materials. Our solutions are currently being used in 43 countries. Odilo is dedicated to developing the market’s most innovative and creative solutions. We lead the way in defining and designing efficient, user-friendly products, serving the needs of public, private, university, school and special interest libraries today, while enabling them to transition into the future. Odilo is headquartered in Madrid, Spain, with offices in Cartagena, Spain; Denver, Colorado; New York, New York and Mexico City, Mexico.
Gardners Books: Expanded distribution to over 400 retail stores, 2,000 public libraries and 400 academic libraries. On October 22 Smashwords will begin delivering 230,000 ebooks sourced from the over 100,000 indie authors and small independent presses to 400 ebook stores powered by Gardners operating in 32 countries and serving customers in 138 countries; 2,000 public libraries in the U.K.; and 400 academic libraries in the UK, Europe and Middle East. The agreement excludes Smashwords erotica titles.
Once you are in Smashwords and you pass their premium catalog, they ship your book out to all the above stores and libraries.
We use Createspace to POD, Print On Demand for your paperback. It will show up almost where all eBooks are for sale.
We are joined by new distribution channels faster than we can add them to this list. This list is updated once a year.