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Press Release: Follett [May 27, 2015]

Follett to Offer HarperCollins eBooks to PreK-12 Students Nationwide

MCHENRY, Ill., May 27, 2015 Follett today announced it has launched a robust collection of nearly 18,000 ebook titles for PreK-12 students through a strategic partnership with HarperCollins Publishers.

Among the beloved HarperCollins classics that will be available are, "The Chronicles of Narnia" by C.S. Lewis and "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee. In addition, students and educators will have access to Lee's newly discovered novel, "Go Set a Watchman," which will be published July 14, by Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins. The much-anticipated novel is set during the 1950s and features characters from "To Kill a Mockingbird."

"HarperCollins has an impressive roster of titles and authors, and we're pleased to work with them to expand our ebook collection to the millions of students and educators across the country who use the Titlewave platform," said Nader Qaimari, senior vice president of content services and solutions for Follett. "With this agreement, we'll continue to provide the largest and highest quality collection of ebooks in the K-12 space, supporting a love of reading among students."

As books increasingly move to digital formats, Follett is at the forefront of the transition providing solutions that help educators and students access, integrate and increase the utility of digital content within schools. ebooks provided by Follett. Users of Follett's Destiny Library Manager platform, which featuresUniversal Search, can access their ebook content alongside their other investments as part of one user experience. This, along with features that encourage student collaboration and teacher involvement, help drive the use of ebooks in schools.

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About Follett's PreK-12 Business

Follett is the largest provider of educational materials and technology solutions to PreK-12 libraries, classrooms, learning centers and school districts in the United States, and a major supplier to educational institutions worldwide. Follett distributes books, reference materials, digital resources, ebooks and audiovisual materials, as well as pre-owned textbooks. Follett also is one of the leading providers of integrated educational technology for the management of physical and digital assets, the tracking, storing and analyzing of academic data, and digital learning environment tools for the classroom focusing on student achievement.

About Follett Corporation

Since 1873, Follett has served as the trusted partner in education for students and educators at all levels of learning. Today Follett delivers physical and digital learning materials, retail services, school content and management systems to more than 70,000 early childhood, primary and secondary schools, and on more than 1,000 college campuses. Headquartered in Westchester, Illinois, Follett is a $2.7 billion privately held company.

Summary: Follett announced it has launched a robust collection of nearly 18,000 ebook titles for PreK-12 students through a strategic partnership with HarperCollins Publishers.
Publication Year:2015
Type of Material:Press Release
Date Issued:May 27, 2015
Company: Follett

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