International Ebook Lending: Selling Canadian Content to International Libraries


Join host Tricia McCraney for a webinar about international ebook lending as an export opportunity.

Digital publishing is maturing, and Canadian publishers are now faced with a variety of channels to sell their content to a global audience. As publishers and libraries learn to work together across new formats, international ebook lending allows publishers to maximize the global potential of their lists by reaching new and existing communities of readers. By exploring the opportunities and challenges of e-lending, as well as large and small library vendors, layers of discoverability, and strategies for pricing and terms, this webinar will introduce practical tools to help publishers realize the possibilities of international ebook lending as a digital export opportunity.

Organized in collaboration with eBOUND Canada, this webinar will address topics such as:

  • How to get your ebooks into international libraries
  • Small and large international vendors and systems
  • Key differences between public and academic libraries and the unique challenges they face
  • Existing ebook lending models
  • Libraries as a source of discoverability
  • Metadata and systems
  • Terms and strategies for pricing in international markets

Please note that this webinar was offered in French by host Jean-François Cusson on February 18, 2016.


Tricia McCraney has an active book industry consulting practice and has worked on projects related to book data, eBook lending and publisher-library interaction for clients including BookNet CanadaeBOUND Canada49th Shelf and the Department of Canadian Heritage. She has a particular interest in technology projects, and often finds herself where publishers and libraries meet.



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