MackinVIA & ComicsPlus

LibraryPass, Inc. and Mackin have announced a new distribution agreement in which Mackin will serve as the exclusive distributor of LibraryPass’ ComicsPlus to the primary and secondary school markets in the United States. With ComicsPlus, students can read more than 20,000 digital comics, graphic novels, and manga via their library—24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with unlimited, simultaneous checkout, for online and offline reading.

“Mackin is the perfect partner to help LibraryPass deliver ComicsPlus to the school markets,” said Ian Singer, CEO of LibraryPass. “Mackin has a tremendous brand in the PK -12 school marketplace, with a stellar reputation among its broad customer-base, and a best-in-class digital platform in MackinVIA. By offering a seamless integration pathway to ComicsPlus through the free MackinVIA platform, accessing our highly engaging, entertaining and educational immersive content will be made even easier for librarians and students.”

“Mackin has continued to support the high interest of graphic novels and digital comics in the classroom because of its rich value to students,” states Randal Heise, co-owner of Mackin Educational Resources. “Partnering with LibraryPass adds a robust catalog of manga and graphic novel titles to MackinVIA, and affords ComicsPlus the industry’s best, free platform to house their titles in.”

MackinVIA is a multiple-award-winning, free digital content management system that provides access to a school or library’s eBooks, audiobooks, databases, read-alongs, and videos. MackinVIA was named as one of Tech & Learning magazine’s Prestigious Education Technology products for 2015, Best In Show at ISTE 2015, 2016 and 2017, and was a recipient of Modern Library Awards Platinum Award in 2017, 2018, and 2020, along with a distinguished designation as 2019 Product of the Year.

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