Publishers Row eBooks for Libraries
our eBooks different?
As one of the industry’s eBook pioneers,
Publishers Row has over a decade of experience with eBook production.
Publishers Row e-Books feature Publishers Row’s Secure Searchable
Image Format (SSIF) and the most extensive set of internal links in
the industry to deliver the highest possible quality reader experience
on any Internet-connected computer and computing device.
the available modes of acquisition?
Libraries can acquire our eBooks using a traditional purchase or ownership model (with perpetual
access), and two Patron Driven Acquisition (PDA) models, Rent-To-Own or
Rental Only. Libraries may these options on a book-by-book basis. Please
note that some titles in the Collection may not be available for PDA as
this requires the publisher’s permission. Any such titles are available
for straight purchase only.
acquisition models are:
Under this model, libraries may select
and purchase the titles individually from the Publishers Row's Outle(www.publishersrow.com/ebookstore ). Pricing per title is at publisher’s list
price plus Publishers Row hosting fee. Libraries selecting
this option will be invoiced by Publishers Row or, if they prefer, may
pay by credit card.
Under this model, eBooks are made accessible to library
patrons for discovery and viewing. Users may search and view up to five
(5) pages of any title free of charge. A short-term rental is triggered
whenever a library patron views more than five (5) pages of a given
title or prints any page. The library is then automatically billed for
the cost of the rental.
Under this option, the rental period is three (3) days, and the rental
fee is fifteen percent (15%) of the title’s selling price (publisher’s
list price plus Publishers Row hosting fee). Only one user at a time may
view the book, but there is no limit to the number of consecutive users.
Under the Rent-to-Own model, all rental charges are credited toward
eventual purchase. After seven (7) short-term rentals, the library is
deemed to have “purchased” the title and incurs no additional rental
charges for that title. Libraries selecting this option receive monthly
statements and invoices along with usage reports.
Under this model, participating titles
are available for short-term rental only. The rental period is seven (7)
days and the rental fee is twenty percent (20%) of the selling price,
again comprising a pro-rata share of the publisher’s list price plus the
Publishers Row hosting fee. As with the Rent-to-Own option, libraries
selecting this option receive monthly statements and invoices along with
What is the
Publishers Row eBookStore?
The Publishers Row eBookstore is hosted by
Publishers Row www.publishersrow.com/ebookstore contains all of
our currently available titles. In addition to the full-text of the title itself,
you will also find a cover image along with information about the
author, additional information about the title, and review citations.
A free preview of the full-text of any title is available to
users who sign up for a complimentary account. You may search the eBookStore by title, author, and ISBN. You may also conduct a keyword
search of the book description content or browse the books by
The library may purchase individual e-books or any subset of
titles from the bookstore using the eBookStore shopping cart. The titles may be purchased outright or via one of the two Patron Driven
Acquisition (PDA) options using the shopping cart. In addition, MARC or
Excel records for all Collection titles are available for use in your
Once established, your library’s account includes a control panel where
you can see in real time which books have been viewed by their patrons,
how many pages, the current number of rentals, etc. You may also set a
cap on the amount of money your library wishes to spend over a given
period of time.
Publishers Row is a comprehensive
provider of custom Internet publishing solutions for book publishers who
- Create state of the art electronic
editions (eBooks) of their print titles utilizing Publishers Row's
proprietary Secure Searchable Image Format (SSIF) format.
- Sell electronic editions directly to
individuals, libraries, and institutions.
- Create and sell rights-managed CD
editions of their titles that are compatible with any PC, Mac, or
- Promote greater sales of their print
titles on their own and their resellers' websites.
- Enable online previews of their
titles, thus increasing the visibility of and traffic on their
- Capture site visitor information to
build high-quality house mailing lists.
Founded in 1998, Publishers Row is one of
the industry's eBook pioneers with more than a decade of eBook
development experience. One of its earliest clients was Adobe Systems,
who commissioned Publishers Row to develop a prototype PDF eBook for
Adobe's earliest book publishing customers. Based in Skokie, Illinois,
Publishers Row is a wholly owned subsidiary of Varda Graphics.