Notes from An Alien

~ Explorations In Writing { and reading and publishing } ~

Do Publishers Hate Libraries ?


With e-books becoming all the rage you’d think publishers would know that folks who go to libraries and borrow books regularly also buy books—regularly .

Strange that some of the largest U. S. publishers won’t sell e-books to libraries and one of them is charging 300% the normal cost.

I’ve had a number of posts about libraries. Here are just a few:

Been To Your Local Library Lately?

E-Books, Libraries, Publishers, & Bottom Lines

E-Books, Libraries, and An Experiment In Blogging

E-books & Libraries of The Future . . .

My blogging friend, Simone Benedict, recently sent me an article from the The Wichita Eagle, Libraries, including Wichita’s, have a hard time providing e-books.

That article pointed toward an effort to collect signatures for a petition to publishers which includes these sentences:

“As book lenders, libraries directly and indirectly encourage us to purchase books. We will still buy your ebooks, but we need libraries to help us discover, explore, and connect.”
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7 responses to “Do Publishers Hate Libraries ?

  1. Simone Benedict June 25, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    Thank you for posting this, Alexander. It looks like the petition is receiving a lot of support. Hooray!

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  2. Alexander M Zoltai June 25, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    Yes, Simone :-)

    It looks like they already hit their goal but more signatures can’t hurt, eh?

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  3. Simone Benedict June 25, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    True. It helps spread the word too that e-books can be borrowed at libraries. :)

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  4. Simone Benedict June 25, 2012 at 6:27 pm

    Reblogged this on Simone Benedict's Blog and commented:
    Alexander Zoltai, one of my favorite bloggers and a regular commenter here, wrote an informative post about book publishers, libraries and e-books. If you have time, I hope you’ll sign the petition Alexander mentions.

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  5. Alexander M Zoltai June 25, 2012 at 6:38 pm

    Thank you, Simone :-)

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