Hachette Book Group will make its entire digital catalog of more than 5,000 ebooks available to libraries and schools via OverDrive. Beginning May 8, OverDrive-powered libraries and schools in the U.S. and Canada will have access to authors such as David Baldacci, Sara Zarr, Sandra Brown, James Patterson, David Sedaris and Kate Atkinson. OverDrive supplies Next Generation digital library services for more than 22,000 libraries and schools, with support for all major e-reading devices, including iPad, Nook, and Kindle.
Hachette Book Group eBooks will follow a one-copy/one-user lending model, and there will be no checkout or term limit for the titles on the OverDrive platform. Standalone library systems and members of consortia that have an OverDrive Advantage account, U.S. military libraries, as well as schools and colleges in the U.S. and Canada are eligible to add HBG ebook titles to their collections.