February, 19, 2015 (New York, Tel Aviv) — 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.
"It is inspiring to witness publishers embrace a library ebook service challenging the status quo to create better conditions for all," said Mirela Roncevic, Director of Content for Total Boox. "It is the only ebook service sensitive to the needs of both publishers and libraries, relying solely on people reading to sustain its business model."
Total Boox allows publishers to make their entire inventory available for discovery in libraries, helping them create revenue streams they wouldn't be able to anticipate otherwise. "Publishers would be really smart to let [libraries] have access to their whole inventory [this way], because they'd make more money," said State Librarian of Kansas Joe Budler in an interview with Library Journal shortly after
State Library of Kansas announced its partnership with Total Boox last January. "If [our patrons] had access to the entire inventory of a publisher, they would find much more than we would be able to pick for them [in advance]. That would make [libraries] buy more."
Total Boox' existing partners include Sourcebooks, F&W, O'Reilly Media, Elsevier, Open Road Media, Red Wheel Weiser, Berrett-Koehler, Gibbs Smith, Constable & Robinson, and Other Press, among others, and its collection comprises well over 30,000 quality fiction and nonfiction titles for all ages and interests.
"Although our collection is growing, and new publishers are added each month, quality matters more than quantity to Total Boox," added Roncevic. "Vetted, professionally edited content will always be the best content and we look forward to reaching many more agreements with top publishers in the coming months."
About Total Boox
With offices in the United States and Israel, Total Boox is led by a team of entrepreneurs with backgrounds in publishing, technology, and libraries. Its innovative service makes ebooks instantly available to library patrons with no limitations, holds, or expirations, thus eliminating the frustrations libraries and patrons have faced with ebooks: limited availability, prohibitive cost, and inferior user experience. Total Boox' fair-for-all business model compensates publishers and authors for every reading, empowers libraries to monitor their budgets, and provides all parties with invaluable reading reports.