2 Byliner released two previously unpublished stories by Elmore Leonard, who was 87 when he died in August. "Confession" and "The Trespassers" were both written in 1958 when Leonard was working at Campbell Ewald, a Detroit-based advertising agency. In "Confession," a cigar-smoking priest finds himself tangled up with the wrong people when two bags of cash mysteriously appear on the front steps of his church. "The Trespassers" tells the story of a housewife who takes matters into her own hands when men begin hunting on her homestead. Both stories are available for free to Byliner subscribers or for $1.99 each on most platforms.
27Little, Brown will release digital versions of 27 books and short story collections by Daphne du Maurier for the first time since their original publication. The e-books are being released to mark the 75th anniversary of the publication of "Rebecca," du Maurier's National Book Award-winning novel about a naive 20-something who begins a relationship with a wealthy Englishman. The e-books are available for all platforms at $9.99 each.
More than 11,000 In 2013, six libraries exceeded 1 million checkouts through OverDrive, an e-book, audiobook and video distribution service for schools and libraries, according to a company statement. The King County Library System in Washington state and the New York Public Library exceed 1 million digital checkouts for the second year in a row. Toronto Public Library, Cleveland Public Library, Seattle Public Library and Hennepin County Library in Minnesota were new additions to the "million digital checkouts club" last year.
6 Macmillan will expand its e-book offerings for libraries to include its entire backlist, which is more than 11,000 titles, Publishers Weekly reported. Titles will be available through multiple e-lending services and will be available for two years or 52 checkouts, whichever comes first, the article stated.
13-23 years The National Library of Norway estimates it will have its entire collection digitized in 13 to 23 years. The digitization program will allow anybody with a Norwegian IP address to access all non-copyrighted works as well as works still under copyright.