Publishers

Bookshare® encourages publishers to become partners and participate in this global initiative to make accessible content available for those with print disabilities.

Publishers can contribute to Bookshare by submitting their digital files to Bookshare and by granting worldwide rights whenever held. For textbook publishers with a legal obligation to provide accessible books, Bookshare offers a trusted and lower cost way to meet these accessibility requirements.

By submitting digital files, publishers can ensure that Bookshare Members have the highest quality reading experience – and by making their files available to Bookshare simultaneously with print publication, publishers ensure that Members have access to new titles at the same time as the general public. Partnering with Bookshare helps the organization additionally by dramatically reducing the hours of scanning and preparation required on the part of volunteers, parents, and school staff to provide accessible books to those with print disabilities.

New Publishing Partner Announcements

Bookshare is delighted to announce these new publishing partnerships:

  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • The American Bar Association Publications
  • Arab Scientific Publishers
  • Chelsea Green Publishing
  • Coach House Books (Canada)
  • D&M Publishers (Canada)
  • Orca Books Publishing (Canada)
  • Duke University Press
  • Cornell University Press
  • SAGE Publications, Ltd. (UK)
  • National Academies Press
  • University of North Carolina Press
  • Wesleyan University Press

 

Learn more about becoming a publishing partner.

Bookshare’s Publishing Partners

Bookshare has formal agreements with a wide range of publishers in trade, academic, and college and K-12 textbook publishing. 

 

 

U.S. TRADE, PROFESSIONAL, EDUCATIONAL AND ORGANIZATIONAL PUBLISHING PARTNERS

 

ABC-CLIO

AHEAD

AMACOM Books

Amazing People Club

American Bar Association Publications

American Foundation for the Blind (AFB)

Archie Comics

Baen Books

Beacon Press

Berrett-Koehler

Blue Apple Books

Blue Marlin

Boston Common Press

Boy Scouts of America

Brookings Institution Press

CABI

Candlewick Press

Cavenkerry

Charlesbridge Publishing

Chelsea Green Publishing

Chicken Soup for the Soul

Cypress Creek

DC Comics

Egmont USA

Encircle Publications

Encyclopedia Britannica

Evan-Moor

F+W Media, Inc.

Filipacci Publishing

Flat World Knowledge

Galaxy Press

GIDEON INFORMATICS

Gilden

Hachette Book Group

Hatherleigh Press

Harlequin

HarperCollins

Hesperian

Homiedre!

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Trade and Reference

Human Rights Watch

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)

Kodansha USA

Kuperard

Library of America

Mason Crest Publishers

Mark Batty

Math-U-See

Meadowbrook Press

Medusa's Muse

Melville House

Merriam-Webster

Microsoft Press

Mockingbird

Modern Language Association

Monacelli Press

National Academies Press

National Geographic Society

National Science Teachers Association

New World Library

New York Review Books

Nokia

North Atlantic Books/Frog, Ltd.

O'Reilly Media

Other Press

Pen and Publish

Perseus Books Group

Peterson’s Publishing

PhilosophersNotes

powerHouse Books

Pragmatic Programmers

Princeton Architectural Press

Quirk Books

Ralph Braun Foundation

RAND Corporation

Random House

Rizzoli

Rocky Nook

Rosenfeld Media

Saddleback Educational Publishing

Sarabande Books

Sasquatch

Scholastic

School of Life Foundation

Science Companion

Seven Stories

Shambhala

Shared Books Ltd.

Sher Music

Sigel Press

Simon and Schuster

Smithsonian

Soho Press

Sourcebooks

Steerforth

Student Solutions

Swimming Kangaroo Books

The Old Farmer's Alamanac

The Ralph Braun Foundation

TidBITS

Titan Books

TLS Kids Books

Townsend Press

Trends Journal

Vertical

Welcome Books

Wildflowers Press

Wizards of the Coast

John Wiley & Sons

Woodbine

World Bank Publications

Zest Books

 

UNIVERSITY PRESS PARTNERS

Cambridge University Press

Columbia University Press

Cornell University Press

Duke University Press

Gallaudet University Press

Harvard University Press

Hong Kong University Press

MIT Press

NYU Press

Princeton University Press

Stanford University Press

University of British Columbia Press

University of California Press

University of Chicago Press

University of Michigan Press

University of Minnesota Press

University of North Carolina Press

University of Ottawa Press

University of Wisconsin Press

University Press of Colorado

Wesleyan University Press

Yale University Press

 

 

CANADIAN, U.K., AND ASIAN PUBLISHING PARTNERS

Arab Scientific Publishers

Cambridge University Press

Coach House Books

D&M Publishers

Edition Dedicaces

Enthrill Entertainment

Hong Kong University Press

Infinite Ideas Ltd.

McClelland and Stewart

National Council for Law Reporting (Kenya)

Orca Books Publishing

Osprey

PREL

Random House Australia

Random House Canada

Random House UK

SAGE Publications, Ltd.

Taylor & Francis

The "Can-Do" Company (Ghana)

Tundra

University of British Columbia Press

University of Ottawa Press

 

 

RELIGIOUS PUBLISHING PARTNERS

Ambassador International

Chalice Press

Crossroad

Crossway

Galaxy Press

Guideposts

Lockman Foundation

Loyola Press

Moody Publishers

Multnomah Publishers

Presbyterian Publishing Corporation

United Methodist Publishing House

Wesleyan Publishing House

 

 

INDIAN PUBLISHING PARTNERS

 

Anurag Trust

Art of Living

East-West Publishers

Granitic Shilpi

Jan Chestnut

Leadstart

New Horizon Media

Orient Blackswan

Oxford University Press, India

PariKalpana

Rah foundation

Sahitya Akademy

Scholastic India

Seasons Publishing

Sheth Publications

TARISHI

Thendral magazine

Upkeep

Forestland

Zubaan

 


 

Newspapers and Magazines

Bookshare is grateful to the National Federation of the Blind Newsline® System for making over 150 copyrighted newspapers and magazines available for download by Bookshare Members. These publications include:

  • The Christian Science Monitor
  • The Economist
  • The New York Times
  • The New Yorker
  • The Wall Street Journal
  • USA Today
  • Vogue

Publishers on Working with Bookshare

“At O'Reilly, we've made books available in readable formats to the blind on an ad-hoc basis for years, and we think it's absolutely terrific that Benetech® is taking a lot of the hassle out of this service - which all publishers and authors should support - by providing an infrastructure that helps the end users help themselves.

I'm quite happy with the level of security and authentication that Bookshare provides. I'm also delighted that they are getting out front on this issue.

Providing books online for a disadvantaged community for whom they are not now available takes nothing away from publishers or authors, but gives a great deal to a segment of society that is not now well served by publishers.”
- Tim O’Reilly
O’Reilly Media

“Bookshare/Benetech is a great organization and a wonderful model for how to bring reading material to the disabled community without impairing the legal rights and commercial interests of copyright owners. Random House, Inc. is proud to partner with Bookshare by supplying them with ebook files that are used to convert our books into accessible content for print-disabled readers.”
- Matthew E. Martin
Vice President, Associate General Counsel
Random House, Inc.