Coronavirus: Macmillan and PRH Ease Library Digital Book Availability

Macmillan's John Sargent reverses his controversial stance on library ebooks, and Penguin Random House announces a discounted program amid the outbreak. The post Coronavirus: Macmillan and PRH Ease Library Digital Book Availability appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at 'Publishing Perspectives'

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2020-03-17 20:47:59 UTC ]
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Coronavirus Impact: Amid Losses, Poland Stages Its First Digital Book Fair

Trends reported by Polish publishers show downturns in sales of as much as 70 percent during the spring, and the cancellation of the Warsaw Book Fair has seen the market stage a digital effort, BookTarg. The post Coronavirus Impact: Amid Losses, Poland Stages Its First Digital Book Fair appeared... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Coronavirus Update: The UK Scraps Its 20-Percent VAT on Digital Books

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The Coronavirus' Impact on Libraries Goes Beyond Books

Shuttering public libraries puts a strain on communities—even if it’s the only way to keep people safe. Continue reading at Wired

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Macmillan drops controversial US e-book library policy

Macmillan has abandoned its controversial lending policy on e-books for US libraries in the wake of the coronavirus crisis. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Macmillan Abandons Library E-book Embargo

“There are times in life when differences should be put aside,” reads a brief memo from Macmillan CEO John Sargent addressed to librarians, authors, illustrators, and agents, revealing that Macmillan will "return to the library e-book pricing model that was in effect on October 31st, 2019." Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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PRH pulls out of Bologna Book Fair as coronavirus escalates

Penguin Random House will not be sending its teams to the rescheduled Bologna Children’s Book Fair. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Is Macmillan Reconsidering Its Library E-book Embargo?

Macmillan executives are seeking feedback on three new e-book licensing proposals from a select group of librarians. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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As Boycotts Mount, Macmillan CEO Defends Library E-book Embargo

On Monday, just days after the publisher's controversial embargo on new release e-books in libraries went into effect, Macmillan CEO John Sargent met with a group of state librarians, fleshing out his belief that new release e-books in libraries hurt the publisher's revenues. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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US libraries boycott Macmillan over e-book policy change

A group of US libraries plan to boycott Macmillan over its controversial new e-book lending policy, suspending purchases of digital copies from the publisher. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Major Public Library System Will Boycott Macmillan E-books

The King County (WA) Library System, the nation's top digital-circulating library, has said it will stop buying new release Macmillan e-books once a two-month embargo begins next month. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Librarians Launch National Campaign to Oppose Macmillan’s Library E-book Embargo

“ALA’s goal is to send a clear message to Macmillan CEO John Sargent,” said ALA executive director Mary Ghikas, announcing the launch of a national e-book advocacy campaign. "Libraries have millions of allies out there, and we’re inviting them to take action.” Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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After Tor Experiment, Macmillan Expands Embargo on Library E-books

In a memo to authors and agents, Macmillan CEO John Sargent asserted that 45% of Macmillan’s U.S. “e-book reads” were now 'being borrowed for free' from libraries," and said the publisher's new terms are "designed to protect the value of your books during their first format publication." Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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S&S Changes Library E-book, Digital Audio Terms

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Princeton’s Cotsen Library Digitizes Classic Soviet Children’s Books

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Pan Macmillan and Orkney Library launch Hurricane Book Club

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European court rules that libraries can digitize books

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Libraries may digitize books without permission, EU top court rules

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Macmillan Expands Library E-book Lending

Macmillan announced today that it will make its full collection of frontlist ebook titles available to libraries via its public library e-lending pilot. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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