NEW YORK, Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- McGraw-Hill Professional, a leading global publisher of professional content, announced it is expanding availability of its eBook collection to public and school library customers through a new partnership with Baker & Taylor, the worldwide distributor of digital and print books and entertainment products, using the Axis 360 digital media platform.
McGraw-Hill Professional's catalog is one of the premier eBook collections in the world for business, consumer, education, technical, and medical titles available on the market today. McGraw-Hill Professional is offering more than 5,000 new and backlist eBooks including best-selling and acclaimed titles such as the New York Times business best-seller Crucial Conversations, the award-winning The No-Cry Sleep Solution, and Programming the Raspberry Pi, as well as the comprehensive collection of student test prep / study aids 5 Steps to a 5 AP test prep series, Practice Makes Perfect foreign language study series, and Schaum's Outline study guides.
Of particular interest to public libraries, the eBook collection includes more than 700 recently released titles for business, medical, and technical professionals, and students preparing for exams, available to lend on multiple devices via cloud-based delivery. These titles include McGraw-Hill Education's test prep series for college and career success such as The Official Guide to the GRE, and McGraw-Hill Education Guides to the ASVAB, GMAT, MCAT, ACT, SAT, and more.
Axis 360 delivers digital audiobooks and eBooks for library users in EPUB, PDF and Blio formats to PC and Mac computers, laptops and netbooks, to smartphones and tablets running on Android and iOS, and to popular ereaders such as NOOK®, Sony Reader™ and Kobo™.
McGraw-Hill Professional eBooks will be available to all public and school library customers through Baker & Taylor's comprehensive Title SourceTM 3 selection and acquisitions tool. eBooks will then be available for patrons to discover, download, and read through the Axis 360 digital media platform. Titles will also be incorporated into Baker & Taylor's FirstLook new title notifications plans, and throughout the full range of collection development programs that Baker & Taylor provides its customers for title selection and fulfillment in print and digital formats.
"We are at the forefront of the digital transformation in publishing and are committed to expanding our digital offerings to public and school library customers throughout the world," says Philip Ruppel, president of McGraw-Hill Professional. "We are pleased to team with Baker & Taylor on new ways to make our world-renowned content instantly accessible to library patrons."
"We are delighted our library customers and their patrons will have access to McGraw-Hill Professional's wide variety of titles to borrow and enjoy," said George Coe, President and CEO of Baker & Taylor. "Baker & Taylor is dedicated to working with our publishing partners to offer libraries a robust selection of digital and printed materials for their patrons."
About McGraw-Hill Professional
McGraw-Hill Professional, a division of McGraw-Hill Education, is a leading global provider of print and electronic content and services for the medical, technical, and business communities. Its offerings include reference and certification books for all professional and educational disciplines and online solutions on medical and health, engineering, business, and scientific topics. For more information, visit http://www.mhprofessional.com.
McGraw-Hill Education is a digital learning company that draws on its more than 100 years of educational expertise to offer solutions that improve learning outcomes around the world. McGraw-Hill Education is the adaptive education technology leader with the vision for creating a highly personalized learning experience that prepares students of all ages for the world that awaits. The Company has offices across North America, India, China, Europe, the Middle East and South America, and makes its learning solutions available in more than 60 languages. For additional information, visit www.mheducation.com.
About Baker & Taylor
Baker & Taylor is the premier worldwide distributor of books, digital content and entertainment products. The company offers cutting-edge digital media services and innovative technology platforms to thousands of publishers, libraries, schools and retailers worldwide. Baker & Taylor also offers industry-leading customized library services and retail merchandising solutions. Charlotte, N.C.-based Baker & Taylor is majority owned by Castle Harlan Partners IV, L.P., an institutional private equity fund managed by Castle Harlan, Inc., a leading private equity investment firm.
SOURCE McGraw-Hill Professional