Moutainview, California, 30 March 2016—Key titles from renowned publisher Simon & Schuster are now available for the first time to the academic library market as ebooks through ProQuest's MyiLibrary platform. More than 1,200 titles in subject areas such as business, psychology, history, social sciences, political sciences and literature will provide libraries with more options to serve students, faculty, and researchers.
Founded by Richard L. Simon and M. Lincoln Schuster in 1924, the publishing house has long been an industry leader in general interest publishing.
Now, it will offer a wide range of acclaimed and award-winning titles and authors through ProQuest's MyiLibrary platform, including:
- Rick Perlstein's Nixonland and The Invisible Bridge,
- John Carey's William Golding: The Man Who Wrote Lord of the Flies,
- Richard Dawkins' The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution,
- Taylor Branch's America in the King Years trilogy (comprised of Parting the Waters: America in the King Years 1954-63, Pillar of Fire: America in the King Years 1963-65 and At Canaan's Edge: America in the King Years 1965-68)
- Robert D. Putnam's Bowling Alone and Our Kids
Works from Don DeLillo, Sam Harris, Walter Isaacson, Charles Johnson, Thomas Kenneally, Naomi Klein, David McCullough, Siddhartha Mukherjee, Michael E. Porter, Annie Proulx, and Colm Tóibín, will also be available.
Additionally, Simon & Schuster is offering key classic academic and literary works to MyiLibrary customers, including Stephen Mitchell's translations of Homer's The Iliad and The Odyssey, and works by, Ray Bradbury, Émile Durkheim, Joseph Heller, John Knowles, B. F. Skinner, Max Weber and William Butler Yeats, among others. Titles will also be available from Simon & Schuster's prestigious Folger Shakespeare Library, Hemingway Library, and F. Scott Fitzgerald Library.
"We are thrilled to team with ProQuest for this pilot program in the academic library market," said Michael Selleck, Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Simon & Schuster. "Their expertise and deep relationships within the world of academic libraries will help us to assure that we can reach this critically important and growing audience for our authors' works."
Kevin Sayar, Senior Vice President and General Manager Books at ProQuest said, "We are delighted to be the first platform to bring Simon & Schuster titles to the academic market. Delivering quality content and platform convenience to our customers is vital, and these books add greater depth to the range of titles and world-renowned publishers that we provide."
ProQuest's MyiLibrary platform, with its easy-to-navigate user interface, enables fast access to electronic content. It is supported by flexible authentication, features comprehensive search and retrieval capabilities and has the capability for individual users to annotate and store searches or take notes for future access, making it an indispensable tool for library users.
ProQuest connects people with vetted, reliable information. Key to serious research, the company's products are a gateway to the world's knowledge including dissertations, governmental and cultural archives, news, historical collections, and ebooks. ProQuest technologies serve users across the critical points in research, helping them discover, access, share, create, and manage information.
The company's cloud-based technologies offer flexible solutions for librarians, students, and researchers through the ProQuest, Bowker, Coutts information services, Dialog, Ex Libris, ebrary, EBL, and SIPX businesses – and notable research tools such as the Summon discovery service, the RefWorks citation and document management platform, MyiLibrary ebook platform, the Pivot research development tool, and the Intota library services platform. The company is headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with offices around the world.