OverDrive is excited to announce a pilot of a new library lending model from Simon & Schuster. Starting today, over 550 Simon & Schuster titles are available for a two-year lending term, in addition to the present one year lending term.

For new purchases, libraries will now have an option to select from over 550 eBook titles for either the current one-year lending term, or a new two-year term, with the second year being 50% off.  For example, Tales from a Not-So-Happily Ever After is available for a one year price at $12.99, or for a two-year term for $19.49. eBooks offered with this new two-year option include fiction and nonfiction best-sellers, front list releases, and engaging fixed-layout EPUB titles for children and young readers. You can view the full collection here.

For new purchases of Simon & Schuster titles from this pilot list, you will have the option in Marketplace to select either a one or two-year term before adding it to your cart. Lending term options are displayed in search results and on title details pages. If you don’t select a term length you will be prompted to do so before purchasing your carts. This new purchasing model is available to public library partners in all territories where Simon & Schuster content is available.

This additional purchase flexibility comes as a result of the great feedback our library partners provided. We are appreciative of this feedback and of Simon & Schuster’s willingness to pilot an additional option for this group of titles. We’re also hopeful that this is a sign of more good options to come!