Bookshare's Global Partnerships

Over 900 publishers around the world are donating their digital files to Bookshare®. Their generous support helps in many ways.

How to Work with Us

Publisher Partnerships

Make your digital files available in accessible formats to people with print disabilities by partnering with Bookshare to upload your files to our collection!

Bookshare accepts:

  • Publisher files in EPUB 2 and EPUB 3. (We ask that publishers not send fixed format ePubs or graphic novels, as these cannot be made fully accessible.)
  • Metadata in ONIX 2.0/2.1, ONIX 3.0/3.1, or OPF.

At this time, we do not accept PDF files or physical books.

Once an agreement is signed, we will set up a dedicated SCP site where you can upload your files.  Note that we can make the DAISY files we create from publisher files available to our publishing partners to use in any way they wish.

For information on our DRM policy and the Chafee Amendment under which we operate, visit our Legal section

How Publishers Support Bookshare

  • Publishers supply digital files to Bookshare when they become available to the general public, providing equal and timely access for people with print disabilities.
  • Publishers provide high quality digital files, ensuring readers have an excellent reading experience. 
  • Publishers provide digital files in formats that can be easily converted into accessible versions, saving Bookshare enormous time and resources in creating accessible ebooks.
  • An overwhelming majority of publishers grant Bookshare the rights to distribute content in territories where they hold rights, providing equal access to people with print disabilities outside the U.S. 

Distribution Partnerships

Bookshare works closely with leading digital distributors in the U.S. and internationally who can quickly facilitate onboarding of publishing clients they represent.  Our distribution partners include Ingram CoreSource, Constellation, INscribe Digital, BiblioVault, codeMantra, LibreDigital, and Libranda in Spain, as well as a number of publishers with distribution services:  Penguin Random House, Simon & Schuster, O’Reilly Media, Hachette, and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.