Partners with Penguin Random House to Expand eBook Offerings

BiblioCommons, the only software vendor to focus exclusively on the online experience of public library patrons, announced today that it has expanded its eBook offerings through a new agreement with Penguin Random House. The agreement will add over 38,000 eBook titles to those already available to libraries through the BiblioDigital eBook acquisitions platform.

BiblioDigital’s white-labeled service allows libraries to offer library-centered eBook discovery and reading. The service ensures that discovery, borrowing, and reading are fully integrated with the library’s print collections and online catalog. As a result, eBook users are always able to discover and explore the full extent of the library’s collections and services.

The new agreement with Penguin Random House includes Random House titles, titles from Random House imprints, and titles from publishers that Random House distributes including new titles and bestsellers.

Skip Dye, Vice President and Director of Library Marketing and Digital Sales, Sales Operations for Penguin Random House, said, “We are very pleased to make titles from Random House, Knopf Doubleday, Crown Publishing Group, and Random House Children’s Books imprints available to public libraries via the BiblioDigital platform. BiblioCommons is helping public libraries play a new role in the discovery of our titles and authors.”

According to Patrick Kennedy, Co-Founder and President of BiblioCommons, “Our library-centered eBook platform, in combination with our socially-enabled catalog, provides library staff with unique tools to distribute attention across all of the library’s collections. We are pleased to be working with Penguin Random House to offer enhanced discovery and reading experiences across mid-list, back-list, and local authors—as well as current bestsellers.”

The BiblioDigital reader is fully responsive to mobile, tablet and web devices, and its unique sharing and social media features make it ideally suited to mobile devices. All titles purchased through BiblioDigital are instantly available to patrons for discovery and reading without requiring any MARC imports to the ILS.

To learn more, please contact BiblioCommons at info@bibliocommons.com.

About Penguin Random House

With nearly 250 independent imprints and brands on five continents, more than 15,000 new titles and close to 800 million print, audio and e-books sold annually, Penguin Random House is the world’s leading trade book publisher. The company, which employs about 12,500 people globally, was formed on July 1, 2013 by Bertelsmann and Pearson, who own 53 percent and 47 percent, respectively. Like its predecessor companies, Penguin Random House is committed to publishing adult and children’s fiction and nonfiction print editions, and is a pioneer in digital publishing. Its book brands include storied imprints such as Doubleday, Viking and Alfred A. Knopf (United States); Ebury, Hamish Hamilton and Jonathan Cape (UK); Plaza & Janés and Alfaguara (Spain); and Sudamericana (Argentina); as well as the international imprint DK. Its publishing lists include more than 60 Nobel Prize laureates and hundreds of the world’s most widely read authors. Penguin Random House champions the creative and entrepreneurial independence of its publishers, who work tirelessly to maximize readership for its authors and to protect their intellectual property.

About BiblioCommons

BiblioCommons first started as a non-profit youth literacy initiative and now provides online solutions to public libraries worldwide. The BiblioCore catalog service replaces all search and account management functionality of the traditional web catalog, works on top of existing Integrated Library Systems (ILSs), integrates seamlessly with the library’s branding and website navigation, and delivers a robust social discovery experience. In addition to a full suite of complementary services, BiblioCommons now offers BiblioCMS, a complete solution for content and website management. Details on all services are at: http://www.bibliocommons.com/products.


Contact: For more information or to schedule an interview, please contact Maxine Levine at 647 436 6381 x2026 or maxine@bibliocommons.com.