Mackin Partners With Random House Offering Popular Titles in eBook Format

High-interest, bestselling titles available now for school library lending.
BURNSVILLE, Minn. - Oct. 17, 2013 - PRLog -- Continuing its ongoing commitment to expand and augment its PreK-12 digital solutions to support learning, Mackin Educational Resources has partnered with Random House LLC, to offer a robust collection of new and popular eBook titles to school libraries across the country.

With this new partnership, Mackin’s eBook customers are now able to purchase Random House eBooks for school library lending. This partnership also gives librarians and media specialists the opportunity to grow their school’s collections with many of the most sought-after titles, such as Christopher Paul Curtis' "The Watsons Go To Birmingham – 1963."

Skip Dye, Vice President, Library and Academic Sales, Random House LLC said “Mackin Educational Resources has long been a significant print partner with Random House to serve the school library marketplace with our authors’ content. It is exciting to now advance our relationship by making available to their school accounts through MackinVIA our digital catalog of over 36,000 new and backlist titles published by Random House LLC, and our Random House Publisher Services clients.”

Random House publishes many of the most-often requested fiction, biography, classic and non-fiction titles to support learning. Undeniably, this is a diverse offering of titles, all of which are perfect tools to help students enhance their resources and to grow their knowledge bases.

"This inspirational partnership with Random House supports Mackin’s core-belief of offering current and future customers access to one of the most inclusive eBook collections in the industry," said Randal Heise president and co-owner of Mackin. "To provide relevant digital content of this caliber is precisely what every school, library and student needs to help propel the profound shift that is already shaping the direction of education today.”

Used by thousands of schools and students, the free MackinVIA digital resource management system provides educators and students a refined and easy to navigate tool to manage all their school’s digital resources. Boasting nine proprietary free multi-platform apps, the MackinVIA Reader offers all the versatility of the most sophisticated eBook readers including bookmarking, multi-colored highlighting, note taking, integrated Merriam-Webster™ dictionary as well as EasyBib™ citations and direct linking to Accelerated Reader™ quizzes.

About Mackin’s K-12 Business

Mackin Educational Resources has provided library and classroom materials to PK-12 schools for 30 years. Known for its high commitment to customer care and exacting customization, Mackin provides print books, eBooks, online databases, audio books, video resources and more to schools across the country and around the globe. Learn more about MackinVIA and Mackin Educational Resources by visiting or calling 800-245-9540.

Random House LLC is a Penguin Random House Company based in the U.S. Penguin Random House ( is the world’s first truly global trade book publisher.  It was formed on July 1, 2013, upon the completion of an agreement between Bertelsmann and Pearson to merge their respective trade publishing companies, Random House and Penguin, with the parent companies owning 53% and 47%, respectively.  Penguin Random House comprises the adult and children’s fiction and nonfiction print and digital trade book publishing businesses of Penguin and Random House in the U.S., U.K., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and India, Penguin’s trade publishing activity in Asia and South Africa; DK worldwide; and Random House’s companies in Spain, Mexico, Argentina, Uruguay, Colombia, and Chile. Penguin Random House employs more than 10,000 people globally across almost 250 editorially and creatively independent imprints and publishing houses that collectively publish more than 15,000 new titles annually. Its publishing lists include more than 70 Nobel Prize laureates and hundreds of the world’s most widely read authors.
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