DPLA ebook marketplace now offers ebooks and audiobooks from over 1,000 publishers

By Micah May, January 26, 2021.
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I am pleased to share that you now can find more than half a million ebooks and audiobooks from over 1,000 publishers on the newly redesigned DPLA Exchange, the only library-owned ebook and audiobook marketplace.

Our offering includes titles from publishers like Hachette, Harper Collins, Macmillan, and Simon and Schuster as well as hundreds of mid-sized and independent publishers. 

Notably, ebooks from many of these publishers, including Workman, Abrams, and dozens of independent publishers like Dreamspinner Press, JMS, Funstory, and Arcadia, are available with up to three flexible licensing options that are unique to the DPLA Exchange: 40 lends with up to 10 concurrent; unlimited one-at-a-time; or 5 concurrent loans at ¼ the price. We believe that these flexible licensing models really set the DPLA Exchange apart from other providers, and allow libraries to truly maximize access for their patrons.

Earlier this year, we launched audiobooks on the DPLA Exchange, and that offering has already grown to more than 25,000 titles.  We recently added  MacMillan Audio, MacMillan Young Listeners, and Behind the Wheel

In addition, the DPLA Exchange offers seamless integration with DPLA’s Open Bookshelf collection of 10,000 (and growing!) free, high-quality ebooks curated by our Curation Corps of volunteer librarians from across the country. 

You can find out more about the DPLA Exchange here or start browsing titles. Please feel free to get in touch with any questions. In the meantime, I hope you’ll join us tomorrow, January 27th, at 3 pm ET for a free webinar, Simply E and Digital Resource Solutions for the Second Wave, presented with EveryLibrary Institute. You can find more information and register here.

DPLA’s ebook work is supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.