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Partnership with Publishing Company to Give Schools Thousands of eBooks

Partnership with Publishing Company to Give Schools Thousands of eBooks

K-12 company Follett Learning is partnering with HarperCollins publishers to provide a collection of 18,000 ebooks to preK-12 students nationwide.

According to its press release, "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."

Follett's effort, it says, is a push to increase digital content and access in schools across the country. The books will be available through Follett's Titlewave platform to allow the company to continue being the number one provider in ebook materials for K-12 schools.

Its partnership with HarperCollins introduces classic books turned into ebooks, including some highly anticipated reads like Harper Lee's Go Set a Watchmen. The newly discovered novel "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," also available in ebook through the partnership.

Other notable newly available titles will include The Chronicles of Narnia series by C.S. Lewis; Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery; The Little House on the Prairie series by Laura Ingalls Wilder and many more.

Follett's partnership with HarperCollins represents a growing trend of using ebooks in classrooms, and it hopes this move will only continue the trend. Other significant partnerships of Follett include big names like the Penguin Books, Hachette, and Simon and Schuster which give way to the already impressive collection it boasts of ebooks.

Read the press release here and comment below.

Article by Nicole Gorman, Education World Contributor

05/28/2015

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