Houghton Expands E-Book Distribution to Libraries with Ingram’s MyiLibrary Platform
NASHVILLE, TN—November 19, 2013—Ingram Content Group announced that Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) has selected its MyiLibrary e-content platform for the distribution of thousands of e-books to libraries worldwide.
“We are delighted to expand our e-book distribution through Ingram's MyiLibrary platform,” said Laurie Brown, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s senior vice president of sales and marketing. “Through Ingram’s comprehensive platform and network of libraries, we have the tools to share our content with even more readers worldwide.”
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt plans to add thousands of titles to Ingram’s MyiLibrary e-book platform. Offerings will encompass both frontlist and popular backlist titles, including popular content by Lois Lowry, like titles from The Giver series. Titles by Philip K. Dick, classics by George Orwell and Virginia Woolf, as well as a number of cookbooks, such as the Better Homes & Gardens series and titles by Mark Bittman, will also be included.
“We're pleased to add Houghton Mifflin Harcourt content to the title selection available through our MyiLibrary platform,” said Dan Sheehan, vice president and general manager, Ingram Content Group Library Services. “With the addition of these new titles, we continue to enhance our platform to help both public and academic libraries develop relevant digital programs for their patrons and to assist publishers in expanding the reach of e-books to libraries around the world.”
Used by more than three thousand academic, professional, and public libraries around the world, Ingram's MyiLibrary platform provides a full range of resources and purchasing options, from single-title acquisitions to genre-specific subject collections. Ingram’s e-book solutions give libraries meaningful tools to make the best use of resources. Patrons who use the platform have the flexibility of obtaining content via download and online options as well as mobile options.
About Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Trade Publishing
For nearly two centuries, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s Trade division has published some of the world’s most renowned novels, non-fiction, children’s books and reference works in hardcover, trade paperback, and eBook formats. Its distinguished author list includes eight Nobel Prize winners, 47 Pulitzer Prize winners, thirteen National Book Award winners, and more than one hundred Caldecott, Newbery, Printz, and Sibert Medal and Honor recipients. HMH publishes such distinguished authors as Philip Roth, Temple Grandin, Tim O'Brien, and Umberto Eco, and a celebrated roster of children’s authors and illustrators including Lois Lowry, Chris Van Allsburg and David Wiesner. HMH is also home to The Best American series; The American Heritage and Webster’s New World dictionaries; Betty Crocker, Better Homes and Gardens, How to Cook Everything, The Gourmet Cookbook, and other leading culinary properties; the Peterson Field Guides; CliffsNotes; books by J.R.R. Tolkien; and many iconic children’s books and characters including "Curious George," "The Little Prince" and "The Polar Express."
Ingram Content Group is a subsidiary of Nashville-based Ingram Industries. Ingram provides books, music, and media content to over 39,000 retailers, libraries, schools, and distribution partners in 195 countries. More than 26,000 publishers use Ingram’s fully integrated physical and digital distribution, logistics, and manufacturing solutions to access global consumer demand and realize the full business potential of book content. Ingram’s operating units are Ingram Book Company, Lightning Source, Vital Source Technologies, Ingram Periodicals, Ingram International, Ingram Library Services, Spring Arbor Distributors, Ingram Publisher Services, Tennessee Book Co., Coutts Information Services, and ICG Ventures.
Source: Houghton and Ingram.