Welcome to one of our periodic looks at how the Library chooses and acquires the materials that end up on our shelves.
Here’s the latest from the chief of the Library’s Materials Management Division, Rachel Wood.
More to Choose From for eBook Fans
We welcome the addition of the major publisher Hachette to our OverDrive collection this week.
After two years of pilot testing, Hachette has decided to offer their entire eBook catalog to public libraries.
As a result, we’ve added Hachette’s best new fiction and nonfiction.
The biggest new titles are:
- “12th of Never” by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
- “Blink: The Power of Thinking without Thinking” by Malcolm Gladwell
- “The Casual Vacancy” by J.K. Rowling
- “The Hit” by David Baldacci
- “Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls” by David Sedaris
- “Life After Life” by Kate Atkinson
We’ve also added a good selection of backlist fiction titles from top Hachette authors including Patterson, Baldacci, Douglas Preston, M.C. Beaton, Margaret Maron, Marcia Muller and Ian Rankin, as well as backlist nonfiction in the categories of business, self-help, parenting and health.
New eBook kids and teen reads include:
- “Ghost Knight” by Cornelia Funke
- “Who Could That Be at This Hour?” by Lemony Snicket
- “The Diviners” by Libba Bray
- “Beautiful Redemption” by Kami Garcia
- “Days of Blood and Starlight” by Laini Taylor
While the publishing industry and public library worlds are still trying to adjust to new technologies and new ways of doing business, we think Hachette has taken a step in the right direction.
And remember: If there’s a title you want to see in the Library’s collection–either in hard-copy form or digital–we always welcome your suggestions.
Looks like publishers are starting to welcome ours.