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Follett to Offer HarperCollins eBooks to PreK-12 Students Nationwide

New agreement supports Follett's continuing effort to drive literacy; available titles to include Harper Lee's anticipated

MCHENRY, IL, May 27, 2015Follett today announced it has launched a robust collection of nearly 18,000 ebook titles for PreK-12 students through a strategic partnership with HarperCollins Publishers.

Among the beloved HarperCollins classics that will be available are, "The Chronicles of Narnia" by C.S. Lewis and "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee. In addition, students and educators will have access to Lee's newly discovered novel, "Go Set a Watchman," which will be published July 14, by Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins. The much-anticipated novel is set during the 1950s and features characters from "To Kill a Mockingbird."

"HarperCollins has an impressive roster of titles and authors, and we're pleased to work with them to expand our ebook collection to the millions of students and educators across the country who use the Titlewave platform," said Nader Qaimari, senior vice president of content services and solutions for Follett. "With this agreement, we'll continue to provide the largest and highest quality collection of ebooks in the K-12 space, supporting a love of reading among students."

As books increasingly move to digital formats, Follett is at the forefront of the transition providing solutions that help educators and students access, integrate and increase the utility of digital content within schools. Currently, more than 30 million students and educators in 42,000 schools worldwide use ebooks provided by Follett.  Users of Follett's Destiny® Library Manager platform, which features Universal Search, can access their ebook content alongside their other investments as part of one user experience. This, along with features that encourage student collaboration and teacher involvement, help drive the use of ebooks in schools.

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About Follett's PreK-12 Business |

Follett is the largest provider of educational materials and technology solutions to PreK-12 libraries, classrooms, learning centers and school districts in the United States, and a major supplier to educational institutions worldwide. Follett distributes books, reference materials, digital resources, ebooks and audiovisual materials, as well as pre-owned textbooks. Follett also is one of the leading providers of integrated educational technology for the management of physical and digital assets, the tracking, storing and analyzing of academic data, and digital learning environment tools for the classroom focusing on student achievement.

About Follett Corporation |

For more than 140 years, Follett has been a trusted partner to pre-K and K-12 schools, districts, and college campuses, taking care of the critical details that make it easier for schools to run, teachers to teach and students to learn. Every day, Follett serves over half of the students in the United States, and works with 70,000 schools as a leading provider of education technology, services and print and digital content. Follett is higher education's largest campus retailer and a hub for school spirit and community, operating 940 local campus stores and 1,300 virtual stores across the continent. Headquartered in Westchester, Illinois, Follett is a $2.6 billion privately held company.