Last Updated: Oct 22, 2019     Views: 291

Macmillan Publishers has announced that they are limiting their e-book sales to public libraries, effective November 1, 2019. All public libraries are blocked from purchasing more than one e-copy of any Macmillan title until eight weeks after the release date.

Because of this decision, we will not have the newest Macmillan titles in OverDrive or Axis360.

In order to keep serving our patrons and to ameliorate the impact of this embargo, the Library will purchase more print copies of Macmillan’s books. We realize that this will not help our patrons who only read e-books, and we regret this.

Below are the imprints that will be affected by Macmillan’s decision to delay e-book sales of their newest publications:

Farrar, Straus & Giroux


Henry Holt

Farrar Straus & Giroux for Young Readers

Flatiron Books

Henry Holt for Young Readers

Swoon Reads

First Second


Macmillan Learning

Feiwel & Friends


Macmillan Collector’s Lib

Odd Dot

Square Fish

Priddy Books


Tor Children’s

St. Martin’s Press

Roaring Brook




Tor Teen


If you would like to contact Macmillan about this embargo, you may do so at:

Macmillan Publishers
Attn: Mr. John Sargent, CEO
120 Broadway Street
New York, NY 10271
Phone: 646-307-5151

Twitter: @MacmillanUSA

Here are some Macmillan titles that will be embargoed when they are published:

Adult Titles

  • The Rise of Magicks by Nora Roberts (11/26/19).  9781250123060
  • Beating about the Bush by M.C. Beaton (12/3/19). 9781250157744
  • Dead Astronauts by Jeff Vandermeer (12/3/19). 9780374720704
  • Carrie Fisher by Sheila Weller (11/12/19). 9780374717728


Teen and Children’s Titles

  • Children of Virtue and Vengeance by Tomi Adeyemi. (12/30/19) 9781250171009
  • Supernova by Marissa Meyer (11/05/19). 9781250220165
  • A Heart so Fierce and Broken by Brigid Kemmerer (1/07/20). 9781681195124