By Dennis Abrams
W.W. Norton & Company has announced that its entire catalog of trade and professional e-books will be available to readers through lending libraries.
E-books available will include both frontlist and backlist titles published by Norton, The Countryman Press, Liveright Publishing corporation, as well as Norton’s affiliated publishers: Albatross Publishing, C.I.r.C., Fantagraphic Books, George Braziller, Inc., New Directions Publishing, Odyssey Books, Guides and Maps, The Overlook Press, Peace Hill Press, Pegasus Books, Persea Books, Pushcart Press, Thames & Hudson, Tin House Books, and the Quantuck Lane Press.
In a statement, Norton President Drake McFeely said, “Norton prizes its excellent relationship with libraries in bringing works of note to enthusiastic readers, and we are delighted to have solidified agreements that will allow us to enjoy the same great publisher-librarian partnership involving e-books that we have long had with print books.”
The announcement comes after the completion of agreements with three vendors, Baker & Taylor, OverDrive, and 3M, who will distribute the e-books to libraries. Norton’s and its affiliates’ books should be available through libraries later this summer.