Godfray warns on library e-lending

Free e-lending in libraries could cause "serious damage" to the bookselling industry, Booksellers Association (BA) chief Tim Godfray has said. Speaking as part of the Chief Executive Panel at the BA's Academic, Professional and Specialist Conference at Surrey's Wotton House yesterday (11th March), Godfray said free loans of digital books to consumers for minimum effort had serious ramifications. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2015-03-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Library bodies warn publishers off 'retrenchment' over ebook lending

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Thu, 17/03/2011 - 09:23 The Society of Chief Librarians and the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council have signed a joint position on ebook lending in libraries, saying the Publisher Association's baseline position has "limited practical use"... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-03-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Macmillan’s New Library Ebook Lending Model and its Effect on Libraries

Macmillan Publishers recently announced a two month embargo on all newly published e-book titles. This will greatly effect libraries. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2019-08-12 10:34:07 UTC ]
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Cressida Cowell warns industry will become 'dead in the water' without school libraries

Author Cressida Cowell has argued that the industry will become "dead in the water" without more support for children's reading, as she reiterated her campaign to make school libraries a statutory requirement. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-09-24 04:02:45 UTC ]
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Publishing 'sleepwalking into oblivion' over library e-book lending barriers, says librarian

The book world is “sleepwalking into oblivion” if there are not changes to the terms under which e-books are made available to libraries, a chief librarian has warned. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-07-02 06:29:44 UTC ]
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Public Library Lending Chart: Child nears finishing Line with Reacher

In a LibScan chart dominated by crime fiction series and Jeff Kinney, Lee Child’s Jack Reacher remains UK library-goers’ detective of choice. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-10-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Penguin Random House Changes Library E-book Lending Terms

Beginning October 1, 2018, PRH is moving from a perpetual access model (where libraries pay a higher price but retain access to the ebook forever) to a metered model (with lower prices on ebooks that expire after two years). Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-09-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Tor Scales Back Library E-book Lending as Part of Test

Tor's ebooks are now being made available to libraries four months after the book's publication as part of a test to see whether "library ebook lending is one of the contributing factors" to declining ebook sales. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-07-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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School library stock 'increasingly dated', warn professionals

School librarians are unable to buy the range of books they want due to budget cuts, meaning children are not getting access to non-fiction and diverse titles, library professionals have told The Bookseller. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-04-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Russian Librarians Warn of Crisis in Library Consolidation Plans

Called an an effort to 'optimize the work of all major libraries,' Russia's plan to merge digital collections of several libraries is seeing resistance. The post Russian Librarians Warn of Crisis in Library Consolidation Plans appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2017-03-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Public Library Lending Chart 2016

Lee Child completes a hat-trick of number ones across formats in this week’s charts pages, although Paula Hawkins may yet overtake him before 2016 is out. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-12-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Europe rules that libraries can lend ebooks like normal ones

Europe has ruled (PDF) that ebooks can be lent out just like their physical counterparts. That is, as noticed by Ars Technica, one copy can be "checked out" by one person at a time. After the lending period expires, that user can no longer use the b... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2016-11-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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OverDrive Expands Ebook Library Lending to Germany, Austria and Switzerland

With a global reach to 34,000 libraries and institutions, digital library lending service OverDrive expands its service to Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The post OverDrive Expands Ebook Library Lending to Germany, Austria and Switzerland appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2016-03-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Frankfurt Book Fair 2015: What Libraries Need to Consider When Looking at E-book Lending Solutions

E-book lending in libraries has its challenges, but as the explosion of new players, platforms, and service providers in the field suggests, it is on the upswing. How do you choose which ebook lending service is best for your library? Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-10-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Smith warns library closures threat to 'democracy of reading'

Author Ali Smith has used her appearance at the Edinburgh International Book Festival to warn how the closure of public libraries was threatening the “democracy of reading”. Smith, who was interviewed at the festival yesterday (16th August), said the continued closing of libraries would have an... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2015-08-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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W.W. Norton Offers Entire Ebook Catalog to Lending Libraries

W.W. Norton & Company has announced that its entire catalog of trade and professional ebooks will be available to readers through lending libraries. The post W.W. Norton Offers Entire Ebook Catalog to Lending Libraries appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2015-06-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon Updates Kindle Unlimited and Lending Library Royalty Terms

Amazon is updating its royalty terms for authors enrolled in Kindle Unlimited and Kindle Owners Lending Library and will pay authors based on the number of pages read in each book borrowed. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-06-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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S&S UK permits library e-lending for all titles

Simon & Schuster UK is to allow libraries to lend its full catalogue of nearly 14,000 ebook titles, effective immediately. Following what the publisher said was a "successful" pilot scheme, it is expanding access to its full catalogue of ebooks to libraries nationwide in the UK. A similar... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2014-12-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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S&S Expands Library E-book Lending

The publisher is opening up its ebook lending program to all libraries. Previously, the S&S catalog was available only to those libraries participating in the house's “Buy It Now” merchandising program. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-11-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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3M Library, B&N Offer Nook Lending Program

3M Library Systems is partnering with Barnes & Noble to allow library systems to purchase the Nook GlowLight e-readers directly from the retailer to lend to their patrons. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-10-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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