3M Cloud Library Now Includes Titles from All Big Six Publishers

  3M Cloud Library Now Includes Titles from All Big Six Publishers

       Collection increases with new offerings from Hachette Book Group

Business Wire

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- May 1, 2013

The 3M Cloud Library eBook Lending Service will add titles from Hachette Book
Group to its catalog of offerings, giving readers access to books from popular
authors including James Patterson and Nicholas Sparks. Hachette Book Group’s
full eBook catalog will be available to libraries with no delay on new titles.

The new agreement with Hachette Book Group means that 3M Cloud Library now
offers content from all of the Big Six publishers. The service’s continuously
growing list of publishers now numbers more than 300.

“3M Cloud Library aspires to achieve the breadth and depth of the best public
libraries’ collections, to ensure that readers of all tastes find the perfect
book,” said Tom Mercer, marketing manager, 3M Cloud Library. “We continue to
build a diverse, multi-language collection with relevance, balance, and
richness for all readers."

The addition of Hachette Book Group titles follows a successful pilot program,
during which 3M was able to provide compelling data to the publisher on sales
and circulation for its books. Since its launch in 2011, the 3M Cloud Library
has lead many such programs, helping publishers gain a greater understanding
of the eBook marketplace.

For more information about the 3M Cloud Library eLending system, visit

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