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hoopla digital Expands eBook Collection with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

"eBooks is one of our strongest areas of patron engagement and growth" says founder of hoopla, category-creating digital service for public libraries

HOLLAND, OhioJan. 8, 2018 -- hoopla digital (hoopladigital.com), the category-creating digital service for public libraries, today announced a new agreement with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) to add thousands of bestselling eBooks to hoopla's dynamic digital content. With this agreement, patrons of participating public libraries will now have access to bestselling titles from HMH authors via their smartphones, tablets and laptops, including the The Giver by Lois LowrySkylight by José Saramago, The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien, and Life of Pi by Yann Martel and titles by other authors including Margaret AtwoodAdam RubinMark Bittman, and Linda Sue Park.

hoopla digital's new agreement with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt adds thousands of bestselling eBooks to hoopla’s dynamic digital content.

hoopla digital's new agreement with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt adds thousands of bestselling eBooks to hoopla’s dynamic digital content.

hoopla digital's deal with HMH also adds cookbooks from Betty Crocker®, Weight Watchers® and Better Homes and Gardens® to hoopla digital's catalog of more than 600,000 movies, TV shows, music albums, eBooks, audiobooks and comics.

"We are thrilled to expand our eBook collection with thousands of bestselling titles from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt's acclaimed authors. eBooks is one of our strongest areas of growth and patron engagement. In 2017, eBook borrows on hoopla increased by 174 percent. We continue to invest in our catalog for libraries and their patrons and this deal with HMH is a terrific way to advance our growth into 2018," said Jeff Jankowski, co-founder and owner of hoopla digital.

There is no waiting to borrow titles on hoopla digital since on-demand content can be enjoyed by multiple patrons simultaneously. Patrons who use hoopla digital also avoid library late fees as digital content borrowing periods simply expire without charges.

"We're delighted to expand the reach of our authors to libraries across North America through this agreement with hoopla digital. Patrons of participating libraries will now have digital access to our wide-ranging list of titles anytime, anywhere through hoopla's always-on service model," said Ellen Archer, President of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Trade Publishing.

hoopla digital has partnerships with more than 1,600 public library systems across North America including Boston Public Library, Free Library of Philadelphia, Chicago Public Library, San Francisco Public Library, Los Angeles Public Library, and Edmonton Public Library.

To access eBook and audiobook titles from HMH, cardholders at participating libraries can download the free hoopla digital mobile app on their Android or iOS device or visit hoopladigital.com.

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About hoopla digital

hoopla digital is a category-creating service that partners with public libraries across North America to provide online and mobile access to thousands of eBooks, audiobooks, comics, movies, music, and more. With hoopla digital, patrons can borrow, instantly stream, and download dynamic content with a valid library card. All content is accessible via hoopla digital's mobile app and www.hoopladigital.com. hoopla digital is a service of Midwest Tape – a trusted partner to public libraries for over 25 years.

For more information, please contact 800-875-2785 (US) or 866-698-2231 (Canada).

About Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Trade Publishing

For nearly two centuries, HMH Trade Publishing has published some of the world's most renowned novels, nonfiction, children's books, and reference works. As part of a leading global learning company, it is uniquely positioned to offer educational and entertaining content for all audiences. Its distinguished author list includes ten Nobel Prize winners, forty-eight Pulitzer Prize winners, fifteen National Book Award winners, and more than one hundred Caldecott, Newbery, Printz, and Sibert Medal and Honor recipients. HMH publishes such distinguished authors as Philip Roth, Temple Grandin, Tim O'Brien, and Amos Oz, and a celebrated roster of children's authors and illustrators including Kwame AlexanderLois Lowry, and Chris Van Allsburg. HMH is also home to The Best American series®; The Whole30®, Weber Grill, Betty Crocker®, Better Homes and Gardens®, How to Cook Everything®, and other leading lifestyle properties; the Peterson Field Guides®; CliffsNotes™; books by J.R.R. Tolkien; and many iconic children's books and characters, including Curious George®, The Little Prince, and The Polar Express. For more information, visit www.hmhco.com/popular-reading.