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'

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SoA challenges publishers over library e-loans

Trade publishers contacted by the Society of Authors over the issue of ebook lending are using a... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2013-06-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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SoA warns publishers over ebook loans to libraries

The Society of Authors has warned that authors may be losing out twice over on ebook loans, with... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2013-06-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Apple fights US charges over ebooks

Technology giant Apple is to begin its defence against charges by the US government that it colluded to set the prices of ebooks. Continue reading at BBC World

[ BBC World | 2013-06-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Digital Pioneer Goes Back to Print: No Ebook of Stephen King’s Latest

Despite his early support for ebooks, Stephen King latest novel, Joyland will be published in print only, with no digital version anticipated. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2013-05-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Hachette makes ebooks available to libraries

Hachette, the last holdout among America's "big six" publishers, will make its full ebook catalog available to nonprofit public libraries and school libraries across the nation on May 8th. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2013-05-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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E-Reading Rainbow: Hachette to bring entire ebook catalog to public libraries

If you're still balking at the cost of download-to-own ebooks, and would rather stick to the tried-and-true library lending system, then this Hachette news is for you. Come next Wednesday, the entirety of Hachette's ebook catalog -- over 5,000 titles -- will be made available to nonprofit... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2013-05-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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New scorecard lets libraries give feedback on ebook offerings from publishers

The American Library Association has created a scorecard that asks library workers to grade publishers on the way that they are offering ebooks for lending. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2013-01-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Macmillan tests selling ebooks to libraries in two-year stretches

Major publishers are taking wildly different approaches to resolving the woes surrounding ebook lending at libraries: they're experimenting with both the short-yet-cheap subscription as well as an expensive option to pay only once for perpetual use. Sure enough, we're now seeing the middle road.... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2013-01-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Libraries 'fundamental' says Hurd, as TRA celebrates Reading Challenge rise

More young people than ever are getting involved in reading schemes at their local libraries,... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2013-01-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The War Between Publishers and Libraries Over Ebooks: An Overview

At the heart of the debate between publishers and libraries over ebook pricing and lending is a simple question: do libraries increase book sales or cannibalize them? Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2012-12-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon wins an ebook fight in Europe

European Union regulators ended an antitrust probe into ebook prices after Apple and other publishers offered to abandon the possibility of pricing agreements that would have hindered Amazon selling ebooks more cheaply than their rivals. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2012-12-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Minister backs Six Book Challenge expansion

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[ The Bookseller | 2012-11-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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NYT: Penguin to extend ebook and audiobook library rentals to LA and Cleveland

Penguin will refresh its ebook lending system later today, according to a report from the New York Times. The publisher will start lending out its titles in Los Angeles and Cleveland, mimicking the program that trialled (despite some DRM issues) in New York. Public library users can even expect... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2012-11-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Yes, Library Borrowers Really Do Buy Books: 3.2 a Month

OverDrive surveyed library users and found they buy an average of 3.2 books (both print and ebooks) each month, with 35% buying after borrowing. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2012-11-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Apple backs off in EU ebook antitrust case

Apple and four major publishers have offered to let retailers such as Amazon sell ebooks at a discount to settle an EU antitrust investigation into their pricing deals and avoid possible fines. Continue reading at Stuff

[ Stuff | 2012-09-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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How French Publishers Are Fighting Back Against Facebook and Google's Display Ad Dominance

The battle to keep online advertising yields and returns high in a market of infinite volume and little scarcity rages on. But some publishers are deciding that it's not their fellow broadcasters, magazines and newspaper who are the problem but t ... Continue reading at Editor & Publisher

[ Editor & Publisher | 2012-09-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Libraries battle with ebook publishers

Libraries are having to engage in new discussions with publishers and booksellers over electronic books, similar to those already settled in the printed-book world and with loans of CDs and DVDs, says Association of Public Library Managers chair Ian Littleworth. Continue reading at Stuff

[ Stuff | 2012-08-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Schumer challenges DOJ on ebook lawsuit

Sen. Charles Schumer wrote in an op-ed that the Department of Justice's lawsuit could 'wipe out the publishing industry as we know it.' Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2012-07-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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EC v-p backs calls for reduced VAT on ebooks

The vice-president of the European Commission, Neelie Kroes, has backed a call by European... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2012-06-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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E-book library borrowing rate is low, Pew survey finds

E-book readers have been relatively slow to borrow digital works from the library, deterred by a limited selection and by not even knowing whether their local branch offers e-releases, according to a new study. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2012-06-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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