Tor drops DRM from ebook library

Science fiction publisher Tor UK decides to drop anti-piracy restrictions from its electronic books. Continue reading at 'BBC World'

[ BBC World | 2012-04-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Bonnier Germany drops ebook DRM

After days of speculation, Swedish book and media company Bonnier confirmed on Monday (22nd June) that its German publishing operation Verlagsgruppe Bonnier (including Piper, Ullstein, Carlsen, arsEdition, Thienemann-Esslinger and Berlin Verlag) is dropping DRM (Digital Rights Management) from... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Want To Borrow A Library Ebook? Why It Might Become More Challenging (& How Libraries Are Fighting Back)

Macmillan's embargo on new ebooks impacts public libraries, now scrambling to make materials available to patrons. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2019-11-01 10:32:08 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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20 Feel-Good Ebooks Unlikely to Have Long Library Waitlists to Read While Social Distancing

These feel-good ebooks don't have long waits -- if any wait at all -- from your library. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-03-27 10:32:33 UTC ]
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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

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-18 05:44:27 UTC ]
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Libraries Suspend Macmillan eBook Purchases: Critical Linking, November 3, 2019

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

[ Book Riot | 2019-11-03 11:30:57 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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Microsoft's Ebook Apocalypse Shows the Dark Side of DRM

Microsoft has closed its ebook store—and will soon make their customers' libraries disappear along with it. Continue reading at Wired

[ Wired | 2019-06-30 11:00:00 UTC ]
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Microsoft ebooks store closes and customer libraries to be deleted

Microsoft has removed the ebooks category from its online store in a move that will see purchased titles deleted from customer libraries. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-04-05 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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Your local library’s ebooks will now show up in Google searches

Google has made life a little easier for those who like to check out ebooks from their local library. Now, when you search for a book through Google, results for libraries near you that carry that ebook will show up along with outlets where you can... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2017-09-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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How to share your DRM-free ebooks with Calibre

Calibre is a popular tool for managing any DRM-free ebooks you’ve got kicking around your hard drive. It makes it easy to access them and even downloads the necessary metadata to make your collection look nice. Calibre version 3.0 recently rolled out, and to mark the occasion we’re going to look... Continue reading at PC World

[ PC World | 2017-06-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Pottermore to allow free ebook library loans for two weeks

Pottermore will make J K Rowling's Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone ebook available to UK library users over a two-week period to celebrate the 20th anniversary of its publication. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-06-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Ebook sales drop as readers favour non-fiction books

Total book sales including physical and digital books rose 6% to £3.5bn, propped up by non-fiction. Continue reading at BBC News

[ BBC News | 2017-04-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon reportedly to drop MFN clauses from ebook deals

Amazon has offered to drop the Most Favoured Nation clauses from its ebook contracts, following a European Commission investigation into the online retailer’s deals, it has been reported today.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-01-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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New analysis shows extent of England's library book spend drop

Book spend for libraries in England has fallen by £35m since 2005, while book lending to adults and children has declined by 36.5% and 21% respectively in the last five years, new analysis from library campaigner and former Watersones' m.d. Tim Coates has revealed. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-12-16 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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France ebooks drop predicted

E-book sales rose to 5% from 4% of French publishers’ turnover last year, but are expected to fall sharply as a share of the total by 2020, according to the third annual survey carried out by consultants KPMG.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-09-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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UK ebook sales drop for the first time

It seems that our love affair with ebooks could be turning sour. For the first time since digital book sales were recorded, the number of ebooks sold in the UK dropped in 2015. The drop could be partly explained by the fact that we seem to be reading less in recent years. While sales of printed... Continue reading at Betanews

[ Betanews | 2016-05-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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