DPLA Ebooks

Palace Marketplace Licensing Models

Explore the unique licensing models offered by Palace Marketplace

Palace Marketplace offers libraries access to ebooks and audiobooks from more than 1,000 publishers, including Penguin Random House, Hachette, Harper Collins, Macmillan, Simon and Schuster, Amazon Publishing, and Audible, as well as hundreds of mid-sized and independent publishers. DPLA works closely with libraries and advocates on their behalf with publishers to offer licensing models that better fit the needs of libraries. 

Over the past several years, DPLA has worked with publishers including Amazon Publishing, Audible, Workman, Abrams, and Independent Publishers Group to develop a variety of flexible licensing models that serve the interests of libraries, authors, and publishers. These include 40 x 10 concurrent, unlimited one-at-a-time, and 5 concurrent loans at 1/4 the price. Currently, titles from more than 25 publishers are available with multiple licensing models, giving libraries the flexibility to keep one copy perpetually on the virtual shelf while lending out multiple copies of in-demand titles simultaneously.  In addition, more than 30 publishers are offering unlimited simultaneous use licensing through BiblioLabs, including Capstone, Orca Book Publishers, Independent Authors Project collection, Triumph Books, Chicago Review Press, Dark Horse Comics, and many more. 

This table gives a more detailed explanation of some of the licensing models available in the DPLA Exchange:

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DPLA’s ebook work is supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.