This morning, Smashwords launched Library Direct, a new service that allows libraries and library networks to acquire and establish large opening collections of ebooks direct from Smashwords.

Commitments have been with three library systems so far, with each acquiring some variation of Smashwords’ top 10,000 best-selling titles. The three library systems involved in today’s announcement are Douglas County Libraries in Colorado; The Internet Archive; and a California-based network of 220 libraries known as Califa.


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