Librarians Question Tor’s E-book Embargo

Librarians have been looking at the data and they say Macmillan’s recent claim that library ebook lending is having a “direct and adverse” impact on science fiction publisher Tor’s retail ebook sales appears to be more fiction than science. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-08-17 00:00:00 UTC ]

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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

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-09-11 04:00:00 UTC ]
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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

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-07-25 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Little, Brown 'librarians' launch book recommendation service

Little, Brown has launched a personalised book recommendation service on its social media channels. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-27 03:26:31 UTC ]
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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

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-03-17 04:00:00 UTC ]
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10 SUCH A FUN AGE Book Club Questions And Reading Guide

Read Such A Fun Age by Kiley Reid and want to share with your book club? Use these Such A Fun Age book club questions to get the conversation going. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-03-13 10:41:42 UTC ]
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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

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-03-06 05:00:00 UTC ]
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The Best Book Club Questions to Jump Start Conversation: Critical Linking, March 1, 2020

An awesome daily roundup of the most interesting bookish links from around the web. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-03-01 11:30:56 UTC ]
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A new Missouri bill proposes jailing librarians who provide children “age-inappropriate” books.

A proposed law in Missouri would fine, and possibly jail, librarians who provide books to children that a parental board deemed inappropriate, a policy so extreme that it has attracted national attention. House Bill 2044, or “the Parental Oversight of Public Libraries Act,” introduced by... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-01-16 16:35:23 UTC ]
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10 BAD BLOOD Book Club Questions: Your Reading Guide

Ready to dig into this fascinating nonfiction read? Here's your reading guide and BAD BLOOD book club questions to get the conversation going. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2019-12-23 11:35:34 UTC ]
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ALA Midwinter 2020: On E-books, Librarians Must Hold the Line

As librarians gather in Philadelphia for the 2020 ALA Midwinter Meeting, the future of digital content in libraries remains uncertain. Librarians must stay engaged. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-12-13 05:00:00 UTC ]
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10 CIRCE Book Club Questions: A Reading Guide for Madeline Miller’s Novel

Circe by Madeline Miller is really. freaking. good. In this reading guide, you'll find 10 Circe book club questions covering all the most important topics.  Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2019-11-24 11:31:48 UTC ]
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THE HATE U GIVE Book Club Questions and Reading Guide

Read on for our suggestions for THE HATE U GIVE book club questions and a reading guide for book club or class discussions.  Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2019-11-21 11:39:27 UTC ]
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A new book for those who don’t want millions, but an answer to their questions

A.C. Grayling’s “The History of Philosophy” delves into the thinkers who explored who we are and what it all means. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2019-11-20 18:01:32 UTC ]
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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

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-11-06 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Michelle Obama’s BECOMING Book Club Questions: Your Reading Guide

Whether you’re meeting your book club or you’re talking about this book with your friends, these BECOMING book club questions get the conversation going. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2019-10-30 10:38:18 UTC ]
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10 Book Club Questions for WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING

Believe the hype! Where the Crawdads Sing is your book club's next great read. Here are 10 Where the Crawdads Sing book club questions to get started.   Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2019-10-14 10:33:32 UTC ]
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Tor snaps up 'brilliantly inventive' novel from Huchu in two-book deal

Pan Macmillan’s Tor imprint has scooped a novel from T L Huchu about an Edinburgh ghost talker in a "super-dope" two-book deal. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-10-01 16:29:10 UTC ]
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Authors and Librarians on Why Schools and Libraries Need LGBTQ+ Books

Book Riot speaks to authors and librarians on the importance of LGBTQ+ books in educational environments such as schools and libraries. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2019-09-27 10:35:05 UTC ]
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15 Book Club Questions for LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE

Dive into these 15 LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE book club questions for a lively group discussion that will stay with you for days. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2019-09-23 10:34:41 UTC ]
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