28 December 2011

NY Times article: Publishers vs. Libraries: An E-Book Tug of War

This article may be helpful to non-librarians in trying to explain how publishers affect how we offer eBooks.

One thing the article doesn't make clear is that libraries buy *licenses* to eBooks.  And as we all know, with licenses, come restrictions. 

Both librarians and patrons need to continue to let publishers know that we are an important market and that we serve a vital role in a title's success.

Happy New Year!
MD
Please excuse any cross postings.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/25/business/for-libraries-and-publishers-an-e-book-tug-of-war.html?_r=1

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