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November 27, 2017

Total Boox. Califa forms ongoing agreement to bring Total Boox to California libraries. Total Boox, the ebook service that offers unlimited simultaneous access while minimizing cost with payment based on actual reading, and the Califa Library Group, the consortium of California public libraries, are pleased to announce that Califa will continue reselling the Total Boox service to its members following the conclusion of a pilot period. Califa members will receive a discount on Total Boox, making it even more affordable to them. [Full Announcement].

April 28, 2017

Total Boox. Oakland Public Library and Total Boox bring unlimited reading to Oaklad. Total Boox, the ebook service that offers unlimited simultaneous access while minimizing cost with payment based on actual reading, and The Oakland Public Library, a large Urban Libraries Council member located in California, are pleased to announce that the library is continuing as a customer of Total Boox following the conclusion of a pilot period. [Full Announcement].

April 21, 2017

Total Boox. Total Boox and Tocker Foundation continue ebooks for rural libraries. Total Boox, the next evolution in ebook services—maximizing use with unlimited simultaneous access while minimizing cost with payment based on actual reading—and the Tocker Foundation, a non-profit supporting the work of small libraries in Texas, are pleased to announce the continuation of their groundbreaking pilot, which makes Total Boox’s collection of nearly 100,000 quality ebooks available to 20 small and rural libraries across the state of Texas. [Full Announcement].

December 6, 2016

Total Boox. Croatia is the world’s first country to become a Free Reading Zone. Croatia has just made history by becoming the first country in the world turned into a Free Reading Zone, i.e., an open virtual library accessible to all people free of charge regardless of their location inside the country. This includes not only Croatian citizens but millions of tourists from around the world who visit the country each year. All people inside the country’s borders may download a free reading app, called Croatia Reads, which recognizes their whereabouts via IP address. The app is powered by Total Boox, an ebook service known to publishers and librarians for its revolutionary model which makes ebooks instantly available—with no restrictions—while paying publishers for reading and affording readers a seamless and uninterrupted reading experience. [Full Announcement].

June 17, 2015

Total Boox. Total Boox and Califa Library Group announce a groundbreaking agreement. Total Boox, a revolutionary ebook service for libraries, and Califa, the largest library network in California, are pleased to announce a groundbreaking agreement, which will make Total Boox’s collection of over 40,000 ebooks available to 32 libraries in California, including San Francisco, San Jose, Oakland, and Santa Clara Public Libraries. [Full Announcement].

June 12, 2015

Total Boox. Total Boox joins forces with top travel brands and gives librarians free access to its collection. As its library outreach continues, with millions of patrons now enjoying access to Total Boox in library systems across the United States, the pay-as-you-read metered ebook service is pleased to announce it has recently reached agreements with the world’s most respected travel publishers: Lonely Planet, Berlitz, and Insight Guides. Participating libraries can now give their patrons instant access to hundreds of travel guides to every corner of the globe. [Full Announcement].

May 5, 2015

Total Boox. Top publishers partner with Total Boox. Total Boox announced significant expansion of its catalog via newly signed agreements with several publishers. These include the Workman Publishing Company and all of its imprints—Algonquin, Artisan, Storey Publishing, The Experiment, and Timber Press, among others: New World Library, Riptide Publishing, ECW Press, Rourke Educational Media, Packt Publishing, Parkstone Publishing, In This Together Media, FarBeyond Publishing, and Independent Publishers Group. [Full Announcement].

February 19, 2015

Total Boox. Top Publishers Partner with Total Boox. As its library outreach continues, with millions of patrons now able to use Total Boox in library systems in New York, Connecticut, Maryland, Tennessee, Texas, Colorado, and Kansas, the company behind the revolutionary pay-as-you-read metered ebook service is pleased to announce significant expansion of its catalog via newly signed agreements with several publishers. These include the Workman Publishing Company and all of its imprints—Algonquin, Artisan, Storey Publishing, The Experiment, and Timber Press, among others—New World Library, Riptide Publishing, ECW Press, Rourke Educational Media, Packt Publishing, Parkstone Publishing, In This Together Media, FarBeyond Publishing, and Independent Publishers Group. [Full Announcement].