Notes from An Alien

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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 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.”

Well, at least, that library doesn’t hate publishers………
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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. 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.

    Like

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