W. W. Norton to Make E-Books Available for Library Lending


W. W. Norton & Company will make its entire catalog of Trade and Professional e-books available to readers through lending libraries, it was announced today. E-books available will include both frontlist and backlist titles published by Norton, The Countryman Press, Liveright Publishing Corporation, and Norton's affiliated publishers: Albatross Publishing, C.I.R.C., Fantagraphics 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. The collection represents a rich trove of titles both classic and new, and will include future e-books as they are published.

Remarks Norton President Drake McFeely, "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."

Norton's announcement follows the completion of agreements with three vendors, Baker & Taylor, OverDrive, and 3M, who will distribute the e-books to the libraries. Norton's and its affiliates' books are expected to become available through libraries later this summer.