Ignatius Press eBook Platform Information
For Schools, Libraries, Parishes, and Retailers
This is a list of platforms on which Ignatius Press eBooks are available for purchase for large organizations such as schools, libraries, parishes, and/or retailers. Each of these platforms offers a selection of Ignatius Press eBook titles in various distribution options such as multi- user, one-user, subscription, etc. Depending on your type of organization, one platform may work better than another for your purposes, and many of these platforms require membership to access their catalogs, so please review this information carefully.
Please note that the entirety of the Ignatius Press eBook collection is not available on these platforms, but we are working to expand the collections, so more titles will become available in future. However, all Ignatius Press eBooks are always available for individual purchase from the Ignatius Press website. Ignatius Press eBooks are also available through Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble, and Google Play.
FORMED by Augustine Institute – Parish and Individual subscription based account
“The digital age demands that we go beyond the brick and mortar approach to reaching souls for Christ. As Pope Saint John Paul II proclaimed, we must expand the “ardor, methods and expression” to effectively spread the Truth of the Gospel. FORMED is your single source for Bible studies, sacramental prep materials, documentaries, and more. Leading Catholic experts help your parishioners grow in their faith and lead them closer to Christ through the Sacraments and the Gospel.”
Note: a parish subscription to FORMED.org allows all members of the parish to access FORMED’s online materials.
A select amount of Ignatius eBooks are available to borrow through a subscription or for purchase through the FORMED marketplace.
Individuals can also pay for a subscription if the parish does not offer one.
“Along with the industry’s leading digital reading platform, OverDrive now offers the largest digital content catalog in the world to more than 50,000 libraries and schools in 78 countriesand the highest-rated apps that are built to create reading happiness.”
K-12 schools and academic libraries: https://company.overdrive.com/education/
Libraries and schools can purchase Ignatius titles under the ‘One-Copy/One-User’ model.
Retailers can sell select Ignatius Press eBooks by linking Overdrive’s eBook marketplace with their own website.
“What if you could offer an ebook experience that’s intuitive for you and your patrons? What if you could manage all aspects of your collection — discovery, selection, acquisition, administration, and reporting — all on one platform? And what if that platform provided access to more than a million ebooks, with 100,000 new titles added each year? It’s all possible with Ebook Central from ProQuest.”
For libraries, schools, colleges, and corporate: https://about.proquest.com/products-services/ebooks/ebooks-main.html
Select Ignatius titles are available under all ProQuest’s lending/purchase models:
-3 Users model (concurrent access limited to 3 users)
-Multiple users (no limit on concurrent users)
-Non-Linear Lending (a title can be borrowed up to 200 days/year)
-Short Term Loan/Access to Own (“Access to Own” (ATO) is an ebook purchase model for institutions that wish to license a Title for a designated loan period in exchange for a fee represented as a percentage of the Publisher’s List Price. Once an institution’s accumulated ATO loans on a particular Title exceeds the Publisher’s List Price, the institution will then have purchased a perpetual license to the book. The triggered purchase will be in the form of a single-user license (SUPO) unless the title is also available under other perpetual license models such as multi-user license (MUPO) or non-linear-lending (NLL), provided that the appropriate additional fees are paid. In addition, the ATO models supports an up-sell option under which an institution may elect to purchase a Title for which they have one or more ATO or STL instances by paying the difference between ATO or STL fees accumulated to date and the current Publisher’s List Price of the Title.
EdTech Software, LLC (shelfit.com) – Platform designed for Educational usage
Educational account purchases or rents digital titles and they appear on the Students’ Bookshelf automatically. Provides additional teaching overlays within each digital book. Extensive collection of past Ignatius Press ebook titles for purchase with special catechetical series available for rental periods. Membership account is required.
Students can easily download the EdTech Reader app or visit shelfit.comto access a their collection of Ignatius Press eBook titles for.
The Faith and Life catechetical series is available through this platform.
For schools: https://edtechsolutions.com/schools/
Faithlife – Social Media Type Platform for Church/Group interaction with eBook Store
“Faithlife is a free, private online community where your church can grow closer, even when they’re apart.”
They offer a wide variety of church resources including eBooks if your parish is a member. Membership is free, but required. Ebooks are for purchase. Limited selection of IP titles.
For parishes: https://faithlife.com/
For individuals: https://ebooks.faithlife.com/
Redshelf – Educational Platform for High School and College/Universities
“From affordability and quality concerns to operational and financial strains, the education industry faces complex challenges—and RedShelf is helping to address them. Our dynamic digital course materials save students money and enhance engagement while improving sell- through. Our end-to-end distribution software provides a more seamless student experience while streamlining operations.”
For schools: https://www.about.redshelf.com/solutions
Scribd – Digital Subscription platform for all sorts of documents.
“Unlimited* books and audiobooks. Only $9.99/month. Cancel anytime.”
This is a subscription service where users can access Scribd’s extensive digital library. They offer a 30-day free trial.