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Q: Why can’t I download my favorite author’s titles from the PLYMC Digital Catalog?
A: It’s because the publisher won’t allow library lending through OverDrive (the leading library eBook vendor.)

The Big Six Publishing Houses
  Hachette Group  HarperCollins MacMillan Penguin Group Random House Simon & Schuster
Examples of Notable Authors David Baldacci
Michael Connelly
Nelson DeMille
Alice Hoffman
Stephanie Meyer
Walter Mosley
James Patterson
Ian Rankin
Alice Sebold
Anita Shreve
Nicholas Sparks
Alafair Burke
Bernard Cornwall
Deborah Crombie
James Grippando
Elmore Leonard
Laura Lippman
Brad Meltzer
Christopher Moore
Joyce Carol Oates
Jacqueline Winspear
Jeffrey Archer
Dan Brown
Harlan Coben
Loren D. Estleman
Janet Evanovich
Jonathan Franzen
Terry Goodkind
Iris Johansen
Sherilynn Kenyon
Scott Turow
Tom Wolfe
Nevada Barr
Maeve Binchy
Tom Clancy
Clive Cussler
Ken Follett
Elizabeth Gilbert
Sue Grafton
Alice Hoffman
Anne Perry
Nora Roberts
Kathyrn Stockett
Lisa Gardner
John Grisham
Linda Howard
P. D. James
Jonathan Kellerman
Sophie Kinsella
Dean Koontz
Steig Larsson
George R.R. Martin
Robert Parker
Lisa Scottoline
James Lee Burke
Carol Higgins Clark
Jeffrey Deaver
Vince Flynn
Greg Iles
J.A. Jance
Stephen King
David McCullough
Mary Alice Monroe
Jodi Picoult
Kathy Reichs
Policy with respect to library eBooks No longer offers eBook titles to libraries but previously purchased eBooks are available to download Cooperates fully with libraries, but allows only 26 checkouts per copy after which library must purchase additional copies. As of 3/1/13, publisher is making a selection of its Minotaur imprint titles available for 24 months or 52 checkouts. Recently stopped making eBooks available to libraries and previously purchased eBooks must now be downloaded via USB cable rather than delivered wirelessly. Cooperates fully with libraries, but instituted much higher licensing fees, effective March 1, 2012. Has never made eBooks available to libraries.
If you’d like to see more downloadable eBooks available in libraries, please contact publishers who impose limitations on eBook downloads to libraries to give them your feedback.

Macmillan Publishing (has never allowed eBooks to be distributed to libraries via OverDrive.) 
75 Varick Street
New York, NY 10013
(212) 226-7521

Simon & Schuster (has never allowed eBooks to be distributed to libraries via OverDrive.)
1230 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10020
(212) 698-7000

Hachette no longer offers eBook titles to libraries via Overdrive.
Hachette Book Group
466 Lexington Avenue #131
New York, NY 10017
(212) 364-1100

Penguin Group no longer offers eBook titles to libraries via Overdrive. Previously purchased titles may no longer be transfered wirelessly to devices like WiFi enabled Kindles.
Penguin Group
375 Hudson Street
New York, NY 10014
(212) 366-2000

This information is attributed to Sarah Houghton-Jan, blogger and director of the San Rafael Public Library (CA) from her February, 2012 blog entry and to the Hinsdale (IL) Public Library.

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