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Penguin eBooks Are Now Available For Libraries Through OverDrive

Screen Shot 2013-09-25 at 11.42.38 AMPenguin eBooks are now available for purchase through the OverDrive Marketplace. Libraries can purchase Penguin digital books through OverDrive in the U.S. in order to lend them at their libraries.

The service allows libraries to purchase copies that participate in the one copy/one user lending model for a one year term. The Penguin library includes 17,000 titles. Authors include: Tom Clancy, Lee Child, Nora Roberts, Charlaine Harris, Ken Follett, Junot Diaz, Khaled Hosseini, Maya Banks, Harlen Coben, and W.E. B. Griffin. Here is more about how it from the OverDrive blog:

Individual public libraries and consortia can shop the Penguin eBook catalog now on the Marketplace homepage (if catalogs are merged), or the ‘Metered Access’ section in OverDrive Marketplace.  You can also search for the content in Advanced Search under Publisher Account: Penguin Group (USA).

Penguin eBooks will be available to libraries outside the U.S. soon.

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Is Amazon Singles’ The New Place To Break Into Literary World?

In a profile with The New York TimesDavid Blum a New York media veteran who is now heading up Amazon’s Kindle Singles division says that Amazon is bold for creating a business model which pays writers based on sales. And the service does. Authors are paid 70 percent of all sales through the store, Amazon takes 30 percent.

Kindle Singles is designed as a place where journalists and authors can publish works that are longer than your typical magazine article but shorter than a book. This includes essays, novellas and long form stories. The format has attracted the likes of Stephen King, Chuck Palahniuk, and Lee Child, among many others.

The New York Times points out that the business is profitable, having sold five million copies since it launched in January 2011. The Times even asserts, “…the program is as much about gaining entree into the literary world as it is about revenue.” Do you agree?

Lee Child, Stieg Larsson And James Patterson Top BooksOnBoard eBook Sales Last Week

Authors Lee Child, Stieg Larsson, James Patterson, John Grisham and Terry Pratchett were the most popular eBook authors this past week, according to BooksOnBoard’s Bestselling eBooks list.

According to the eBook retailer, the bestselling eBook from last week was The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson, followed by 61 Hours by Lee Child and The Lazarus Vault by Tom Harper. The Top 10 bestsellers also included Cross Fire by James Patterson, Decision Points by George W. Bush and The Confession by John Grisham.

The bestselling romance eBooks included The Debutante’s Dilemma by Elyse Mady, Touch of Temptation by Rhyannon Byrd and Drink of Me by Jacquelyn Frank.

Barnes & Noble Announces “More in Store” September Lineup

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Barnes & Noble has released the September line-up for its “More in Store” program for Nook. This month Nook owners have exclusive access to new work from Lee Child, Mark Bittman and Project Runway’s Tim Gunn.

On September 5, B&N has the exclusive eBook release for Roasted Sweet Potato and Parsnip Soup with Sausage by New York Times food columnist Mark Bittman. The cookbook is written for readers who want to cook accessible and simple dishes.

On September 12th, B&N will release The Cliffhanger by thriller author Lee Child. For the first time, he’s releasing two books in one year and The Cliffhanger eBook is exclusive to B&N Nook.

On September 19, Project Runway’s Tim Gunn has a new essay called A Word to the Wise Fans. In this Nook exclusive, Gunn talks about the lessons he has learned through working in fashion and beauty.