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Follett Launches Simon and Schuster ebooks to Schools

Press Release: [December 12, 2013]

Copyright (c) 2013 Follett Software Company

Abstract: Follett announced a partnership with Simon and Schuster that makes more than 450 PreK-12 titles available in ebook format on Titlewave, Follett’s powerful collection development, search and ordering tool. Follett now offers more than 250,000 ebook titles through Titlewave to schools nationwide.


MCHENRY, Ill., Dec. 12, 2013 – Follett today announced a partnership with Simon & Schuster that makes more than 450 PreK-12 titles available in ebook format on Titlewave, Follett's powerful collection development, search and ordering tool. Follett now offers more than 250,000 ebook titles through Titlewave to schools nationwide.

Simon & Schuster titles will span the full range of popular school titles from pre-school picture books to chapter books for early readers to higher-level fiction and nonfiction for young adults. Specific titles available include "Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type" by Coreen Cronin, "Hatchet" by Gary Paulsen, "Out Of My Mind" by Sharon Draper, "Fahrenheit 451" by Ray Bradbury, "Angela's Ashes" by Frank McCourt and "For Whom The Bell Tolls" by Ernest Hemingway.

"The addition of Simon & Schuster's ebook titles reflects our mission of helping educators engage students with content and technology that impact student achievement," said Todd Litzsinger, president, Follett's Content Solutions and Services. "Our customers have expressed strong interest in Simon & Schuster titles, and we are pleased to offer them in our expanding ebook catalog."

Simon & Schuster, a part of CBS Corporation, is a global leader in the field of general interest publishing, dedicated to providing the best in fiction and nonfiction for consumers of all ages, across all printed, electronic, and audio formats. Earlier this year, Follett announced ebook partnerships with Random House and Hachette Book Group.

With books increasingly moving to digital formats, Follett has been at the forefront of the transition with tools and solutions that help customers access and integrate the new forms of content within schools. FollettShelf is the digital bookshelf most used by schools to access ebooks. In addition, Follett Enlight provides students with a consistent and easy-to-use ebook reading environment on their desktops, tablets and smartphones, and allows users to add notes and highlights to an ebook and then view them anywhere they have access to their FollettShelf account. Today, more than 29 million students and educators in 42,000 schools worldwide use ebooks provided by Follett.

To learn more about Follett, visit www.follettlearning.com.

About Follett's PreK-12 Business

Follett (follettlearning.com) is the largest provider of educational materials and technology solutions to PreK-12 libraries, classrooms, learning centers and school districts in the United States, and a major supplier to educational institutions worldwide. Follett distributes books, reference materials, digital resources, ebooks and audiovisual materials, as well as pre-owned textbooks. Follett also is one of the leading providers of integrated educational technology for the management of physical and digital assets, the tracking, storing and analyzing of academic data, and digital learning environment tools for the classroom focusing on student achievement

About Follett Corporation

Since 1873, Follett (follett.com) has served as the trusted partner in education for students and educators at all levels of learning. Today 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, and on more than 1,000 college campuses. Headquartered in River Grove, Illinois, Follett is a $2.7 billion privately held company.

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Publication Year:2013
Type of Material:Press Release
Language English
Issue:December 12, 2013
Publisher:Follett Software Company
Company: Follett Software Company
Record Number:18701
Last Update:2013-12-12 11:47:01
Date Created:2013-12-12 11:46:10