Orca Book Publishers

Digital Subscriptions, Digital Class Sets, Audiobooks

Digital Subscriptions

Orca Digital Subscriptions are a unique, easy and cost-effective way to provide ebooks to an entire class, school or library system. Our digital subscriptions provide access to ebooks for an unlimited number of readers at the same time. Digital subscriptions can be accessed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from school or home. All you need is a computer or device (including smartphones and tablets) and wifi connection.

Each subscription includes unlimited, multi-user access to all books in the collection. Access can be configuring using a single, centralized login, individual accounts for each user, or a custom button on your school/library website that places students directly into the subscription platform (no login necessary).



How does it work?

Pre-Built Digital Subscriptions

Orca offers a number of pre-built digital subscriptions for a wide range of ages and reading levels. To order one of these subscriptions, simply add it to your shopping cart, check out online, and our customer service team will be in touch to set up your access.

In addition to our one-year and five-year subscription options, Orca is pleased to now offer discounted three-month subscriptions to help educators and students access books during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Custom Digital Subscriptions

  1. Pick the books you would like in your subscription (minimum 12).
  2. Contact digital@orcabook.com or 1-800-210-5277 for a quote. Subscriptions are priced by the number and type of books you would like included in your subscription. Subscription prices start at $99 per year.
  3. Once you sign up, Orca will build your subscription and help configure access for your students.
  4. Students login through the web page (or custom configuration) and START READING. 

FAQs
Q: What's the difference between an ebook and a digital subscription?
A:
An ebook is downloadable to your device for you to keep forever, but it is a single license for a single reader. A Digital Subscription provides access to ebooks by an unlimited number of readers for a specific amount of time (1 or 5 years).

Q: How do students access the ebooks as part of the subscription? 
A: 
Students can read online (PC/MAC) or download ebooks to their own devices—including smartphones. They will need to download Adobe Digital Editions in order to download books for offline reading. We will provide instructions when you sign up. 

Q: How many books do I get in a digital subscription? 
A: 
Starting with a minimum of 12 ebooks, you can get as many of Orca’s ebooks as you want. We have ebooks for all of our print books, which means you have over 800 titles to choose from! 

 

Digital Class Set + License

If you have a group of students or a class that will be reading an Orca title, we are pleased to make this title accessible to you in two digital formats (PDF and EPUB) and include a digital class set license that allows you to share an ebook with an entire class.

  • An individual ebook is intended for a single user and allows the reader to download their ebook file to three devices. A Digital Class Set + License is perfect for educators who would like to share an ebook with an entire class simultaneously. These ebooks may be shared with students and their families by email or via a password-protected webpage or classroom portal such as Google Classroom or Microsoft Teams.
  • A Digital Class Set + License also includes a Read Aloud license for that title. See more information on Read Aloud licenses.
  • A Digital Class Set + License includes both EPUB and PDF formats so students can access the ebook on whatever computer or digital device they have.
  • With the purchase of a Digital Class Set + License, you will receive a zip file that includes both PDF and EPUB ebooks formats, as well as a license that explains how you may use and share your files. Each license is valid for three years from date of purchase.

If you do not see a Digital Class Set + License listed for the title that you are interested in, please call 1-800-210-5277 or email orca@orcabook.com and we will happily create one for you.

 

Audiobooks

Orca offers multiple audio formats across a wide range of books, from Read-Along picture books to pre-loaded GoReader devices to downloadable mp3s. Research shows that listening to audiobooks:

  • increases reading accuracy by 52%
  • improves comprehension by 76%
  • expands vocabulary and improves pronunciation
  • improves fluency and increases reading speed*


*Sources available at audiopub.org/uploads/pdf/SoundLearning-Bibliography-2016.pdf.  View Orca's full list of audiobooks here.


 

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