Egmont Books is thrilled to announce a new partnership with RM Books, a ebook distribution and management solution designed exclusively for schools.

Many of Egmont’s bestselling titles will be available through RM Books as ebooks for teachers to use in classrooms across the country.  The year-long trial includes Andy Stanton’s award-winning Mr Gum series, Michael Morpurgo’s War Horse, Elizabeth Wein’s Carnegie-shortlisted Code Name Verity and The Owl who is Afraid of the Dark by Jill Tomlinson.  

Just some of the Egmont titles available on RM Books

Just some of the Egmont titles available on RM Books

There are many ways in which teachers and pupils will be able to access Egmont’s ebooks through RM Books: teachers can allocate ebooks to individuals, groups or even the whole school at the click of a button; schools can build their own ebook library; students can access ebooks anywhere and anytime; books can be downloaded or read online; there is a choice of flexible rental or purchasing options which vary from a week to a term depending on project length.

Ingrid Gilmore, Egmont’s UK Trade Sales Director said “We are delighted to partner with RM Books, they have always been involved in education so fully understand the demands on schools, have strong contacts and an incomparable route to market.  We, at Egmont, have a wide range of fantastic stories for all ages and this is therefore a really strong offering for schools. Their flexible licence options are really interesting and schools are used to using books in many different ways so expect the same flexibility when it comes to ebooks.  We hope this means more children across the country will have the opportunity to read our award winning books.” 

Alan Hodgin, Head of RM Books “We are excited to be working in partnership with Egmont. Many UK schools are starting to use ebooks and we know their quality, award-winning titles such as Michael Morpurgo’s War Horse, will be extremely well received. Students will be able to access Egmont books from anywhere, at any time and from any device; helping schools to raise literacy standards even with the most reluctant of readers.”

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