Children’s Publisher Makes Entire Catalog Available for Unlimited, Multi-User Lending in Massachusetts Library Pilot

Massachusetts Children now have unlimited access to beautiful children’s eBooks from Xist Publishing via the MA eBook project.

Irvine, CA, December 19, 2013 --( Xist Publishing is pleased to announce the availability of its entire catalog of children’s books through the Massachusetts Library System (MLS) MA eBook project. As part of a six-month project, 51 pilot libraries have begun offering eBooks to their communities and will explore different methods of eBook lending, different platforms and user experiences.

Featuring over 150 children’s picture books and early readers, the Xist Publishing collection is now offered through BiblioLabs, joining over 30,000 compelling eBooks and other materials available on an unlimited multi-user basis to pilot libraries via its BiblioBoard platform.

“We see the BiblioBoard model is a great way for us to introduce our books to the children of Massachusetts and give parents the opportunity to always have a beautiful eBook to read with their child,” said Xist Publishing Founder, Calee Lee. Xist Publishing children’s eBooks feature full-color illustrations and a full-screen layout to engage children in an immersive, digital reading experience.

"We are thrilled that Xist is a part of this program. We are working with Massachusetts as a true business partner, engaging with publishers like Xist who want to license content to libraries in a patron-friendly way," said BiblioLabs' Founder and Chief Business Officer, Mitchell Davis.

To access the children’s books, parents with library cards from participating libraries, can visit the MA eBook Catalog and select the BiblioBoard portal. After logging in on the “library credentials” tab, parents and children can view the books on a computer or via an iPad or Android device.

About Xist Publishing
Xist-Publishing is the largest independent digital-first children’s publisher and is dedicated to helping kids develop a lifetime love of reading, no matter what form it takes. Founded in 2011, Xist has already proved its commitment to providing eBooks to libraries with full-catalog participation in the Douglas County platform, the California Enki model, and sales through OverDrive, Baker & Taylor, Mackin, EBSCO and more.

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Calee Lee

About BiblioLabs
BiblioBoard® is the PatronsFirst mobile library of digital collections of books, images, articles, audio and video from leading publishers around the world that are curated by subject and accessible from anywhere with no check outs, returns or multi-user limits. BiblioBoard is transforming access to information by providing a world-class mobile and web user experience that thrills library patrons and is sustainable for publishers.

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Carolyn Morris
Vice President Digital Products

About the Massachusetts Library System
The Massachusetts Library System provides services to nearly 1,700 Massachusetts libraries of all types and sizes throughout the Commonwealth. As an MBLC funded collaborative, it fosters cooperation, communication, innovation, and sharing among member libraries of all types. The Mass Library System promotes equitable access to excellent library services and resources for all who live, work, or study in Massachusetts.

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Deb Hoadley
MA eBook Project Leader
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Xist Publishing
Calee Lee