Simon & Schuster Signs eBook Agreement with Bookshare

Simon & Schuster has signed an agreement with Bookshare, a nonprofit that supplies reading materials to people with print disabilities, to provide the organization with its frontlist titles in EPub format. Every month, S&S will send Bookshare its new books from all imprints for distribution to its members.

Bookshare has 90,000 members. In a press release, Jim Fruchterman, CEO of Benetech, the non-profit organization behind Bookshare, said, “this substantial commitment brings the world one step closer to the vision of equal access to print materials for individuals with print disabilities.”