As libraries worldwide add digital content to complement print materials, Ingram is expanding its e-book offering for libraries with an e-book subscription option for popular Sesame Street e-books.
The Sesame Street e-bookstore subscription on ipage® provides libraries of any size unlimited access to more than 150 read-along, audio, animated and interactive books through their Ingram library account. The online solution can be used with any browser, and e-books can be read on Mac, PC and the iPad®. Libraries set usage rules on each subscription.
“As Sesame Workshop continues to innovate and grow in the digital world, having our titles available through an industry leader like Ingram benefits many,” said Scott Chambers, Sesame Workshop, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Media Distribution. “Ingram’s network of libraries will connect more children with our e-books, content that’s proven to help them reach their highest potential. We thank both Ingram and Impelsys for helping us expand our reach and make a difference in the lives of children worldwide.”
The Sesame Street e-book collection for Ingram’s ipage is supported by iPublishCentral, a digital publishing platform developed by Impelsys, a fast-growing company that helps book publishers deliver their content in all major e-book formats.
“The habits of readers are changing and libraries need comprehensive digital solutions to meet the needs of their patrons,” said Rich Rosy, Vice President and General Manager, Ingram Content Group library services. “Through our e-book options on ipage and our MyiLibrary® e-book platform, Ingram gives libraries one central location for all their needs in the digital age. We are pleased to add Sesame Street titles to our collection.”
ABOUT SESAME WORKSHOP Sesame Workshop is the nonprofit educational organization that revolutionized children’s television programming with the landmark Sesame Street. The Workshop produces local Sesame Street programs, seen in over 150 countries, and other acclaimed shows including The Electric Company, to help bridge the literacy gap. Beyond television, the Workshop produces content for multiple media platforms on a wide range of issues including literacy, health and military deployment. Initiatives meet specific needs to help young children and families develop critical skills, acquire healthy habits and build emotional strength to prepare them for lifelong learning. Learn more at www.sesameworkshop.org.
ABOUT INGRAM Ingram Content Group Inc. provides a broad range of physical and digital services to the book industry. Ingram’s operating units are Ingram Book Company, Lightning Source Inc., Vital Source Technologies, Inc., Ingram Periodicals Inc., Ingram International Inc., Ingram Library Services Inc., Spring Arbor Distributors Inc., Ingram Publisher Services Inc., Tennessee Book Company LLC, and Coutts Information Services. For more information, visit www.ingramcontent.com