St. Paul, Minn. – May 1, 2013 – The 3M Cloud Library eBook Lending Service will add titles from Hachette Book Group to its catalog of offerings, giving readers access to books from popular authors including James Patterson and Nicholas Sparks. Hachette Book Group's full eBook catalog will be available to libraries with no delay on new titles.
The new agreement with Hachette Book Group means that 3M Cloud Library now offers content from all of the Big Six publishers. The service's continuously growing list of publishers now numbers more than 300.
"3M Cloud Library aspires to achieve the breadth and depth of the best public libraries' collections, to ensure that readers of all tastes find the perfect book," said Tom Mercer, marketing manager, 3M Cloud Library. "We continue to build a diverse, multi-language collection with relevance, balance, and richness for all readers."
The addition of Hachette Book Group titles follows a successful pilot program, during which 3M was able to provide compelling data to the publisher on sales and circulation for its books. Since its launch in 2011, the 3M Cloud Library has lead many such programs, helping publishers gain a greater understanding of the eBook marketplace.
For more information about the 3M Cloud Library eLending system, visit 3M.com/Cloud.
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