[bksvol-discuss] Re: Take Your Pick Harvard University Press or Harlequin -- or Check Out Both at Bookshare

  • From: Scott Rains <scottr@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 25 Feb 2011 08:36:10 -0800


An unofficial estimate is that this will add at least 500 more books to 
international once we manually change the settings on each book.


From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
On Behalf Of Shelley L. Rhodes [guidinggolden@xxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Thursday, February 24, 2011 6:06 PM
To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Take Your Pick Harvard University Press or 
Harlequin -- or Check Out Both at Bookshare

These are both very exciting developments, smile.

Scott, how manyy books are now available for International subscribers?

Shelley L. Rhodes, M.A. CVRT
and Ludden black Labrador Guide Dog.

Diamonds may be a woman's best friend, but a dog is mine.
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Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Take Your Pick Harvard University Press or Harlequin 
-- or Check Out Both at Bookshare


Two announcements moments ago on Harvard and Harlequin:

1) Harvard University Press, based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, has signed our 
agreement, giving us world rights to their titles.  They will be supplying 
backlist titles to us in PDF directly and frontlist in EPUB starting in March 
through Bibliovault.  Harvard has a backlist of well over a thousand titles and 
a frontlist of 220 titles per year.
Founded in 1913, Harvard University Press publishes important nonfiction in the 
humanities, social sciences, and sciences.  They have published such classic 
works as "The Poems of Emily Dickinson," John Rawls's "Theory of Justice," and 
E.O. Wilson's "On Human Nature” and such authors as T.S. 
Eliot<http://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog.php?isbn=9780674931503>, e.e. 
cummings<http://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog.php?isbn=9780674440104>, Lionel 
Trilling<http://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog.php?isbn=9780674808614>, Leonard 
Bernstein<http://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog.php?isbn=9780674920019>, Jane 
Goodall, Italo 
Calvino<http://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog.php?isbn=9780674810402>, Umberto 
Eco<http://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog.php?isbn=9780674810518>, John 
Cage<http://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog.php?isbn=9780674440081>, Nadine 
Gordimer,<http://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog.php?isbn=9780674962323> Eudora 
Welty, Walter Benjamin, Stephen Jay Gould, Carol Gilligan, and Helen Vendler.   
HUP is also the publisher of the Loeb Classical 
Library<http://www.hup.harvard.edu/collection.php?recid=340> which totals 
nearly 500 volumes of Greek and Latin texts, with facing English translations.
Of special importance to Bookshare is the extensive list of titles for 
post-secondary students.

2) Harlequin Enterprises Limited, based in Don Mills, Ontario, Canada, has 
signed our agreement, giving us world rights to its titles, the majority of 
which they hold world rights for.  They will be giving us 7,000 backlist titles 
they have digitized in EPUB and will be distributing 300 frontlist titles a 
month ongoing via LibreDigital, who also distributes HarperCollins and S&S to 
Bookshare.  They will be providing ONIX metadata via NetReads (which 
distributes RAND and S&S metadata).

Harlequin is the world’s largest publisher of romance fiction. They publish in 
28 languages in 114 international markets on six continents. Since its 
inception sixty years ago, Harlequin has sold over 6 billion books and is 
Canada’s most successful publisher and one of its largest international 
businesses. Harlequin has a global presence with offices in twenty countries 
around the world.

Harlequin’s imprints include Harlequin, Silhouette, MIRA Books, LUNA Books, HQN 
Books, Steeple Hill Books, Harlequin Teen, Kimani Press, Spice, Harlequin 
Nonfiction, and Gold Eagle.  They are a forward-looking technology company with 
a wide range of innovate eBooks, downloadable audio, and mobile phone 

Harlequin has been committed to working with Bookshare since we first 
approached them over two years ago but they needed to hold off until they had 
fully migrated to EPUB which they have just accomplished.


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