Macmillan is proud to support Open eBooks, an initiative that will provide unprecedented eBook access to low-income youth across the United States. Through this program, Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group is providing unlimited access to all of the titles in their catalog in order to help all children have access to great books and discover a love of reading.
A coalition of literacy, library, and publishing partners joined together to make the Open eBooks program possible. The initiative’s partners Digital Public Library of America (DPLA), First Book, and The New York Public Library (NYPL), with content support from digital books distributor Baker & Taylor — created the app, curated the eBook collection, and developed a system for distribution and use. They received financial support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and content contributions from major publishers.
Educators, librarians, after school or community program directors, and others working with children from low income and military families are encouraged to access the Open eBook resources by clicking the registration link at www.openebooks.net.