License books through desLibris to expand distribution to individuals and institutions
dèsLibris offers Canadian content owners online ebook distribution and optional priced digital conversion services.
With a free account, any qualified publisher may submit books for online distribution, create Onix records and access other free services.
Canadian publishers have been partnering with Canadian Electronic Library since 2005. The desLibris platform was introduced in 2015. By limiting participation to publishers based in Canada, the desLibris brand uniquely promotes recognition among users and library customers worldwide.
A "qualified Canadian publisher" is:
- a member of a recognized Canadian publisher association such as the Association of Canadian Publishers, the Canadian Publishers Council or ;l'Association nationale des éditeurs de livres (ANEL)
- a data provider for Booknet Canada's Biblioshare. See here for a current list.
- a participant in Booknet Catalist
After your application is accepted you'll receive login instructions and a Publisher Dashboard where you'll find tools for submitting books, setting licensing terms, getting usage reports and using other services.
Direct Sale Benefits for Publishers
The digital files created for all books licensed for desLibris distribution are provided free to publishers in FL ePUB3 (an HTML format.)
Coupled with the DRM which protects every title, publishers may leverage these components to build direct sales .
Using the ONIX records in desLibris, publishers can use the OnixEdit Shopify Bookstore to create professional ecommerce sites.
The DAISYChain HTML Reader provides an online reading app which can be launched from any website.
One click on a cover can open a preview. Adding DRM, the book may be offered for sale.
An easy way to answer requests for short-term licensing on individual titles. To provide digital class sets, create an “access code” for any title and sell the service to academic customers on your pricing and terms.