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Major publishers are sabotaging the public library

Major publishers are sabotaging the public library

https://goodereader.com/blog/digital-library-news/major-publishers-are-sabotaging-the-public-library

“Penguin Random House comprises the vast majority of ebooks published on a yearly basis and Macmillan and Hachette almost comprise of the rest. These companies have recently revised their contracts with the public library. Libraries will now have to purchase ebooks that are only good for two year contracts and then will have to devote the resources to see what books they want to buy again and which ones they do not. This is a far cry from the old policy which only had the library make a one time purchase for every ebook they wanted and could loan it out with abandon. Major publishers are now deliberately sabotaging the library system and their rational is they don’t want to devalue their front-list books and want people to buy them, instead of borrow them.”

Stephen

Posted on: June 20, 2019, 10:06 am Category: Uncategorized

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