The Random House Group announced it has joined Public Library Online, launching with digital bookshelves from Jacqueline Wilson, Joanna Trollope, Katie Fforde, Lee Child, and PG Wodehouse. These titles will be available on the service from August 21 with further shelves to follow, including James Patterson.
Public Library Online is built on the goal shared by authors, publishers and libraries to support reading and literacy through public libraries. The bestselling authors' digital bookshelves will be available through subscribing library websites for library members.
By making the books available to library members online via the library website rather than by download to a device, Public Library Online provides a means to give all library members access to a range digital books that can be read on all internet enabled devices with Flash.