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Penguin ebook lending program update

More good news on the library e-lending front: Penguin has plans to expand its library ebook lending pilot program to libraries in both Los Angeles and Cleveland. The pilot program, … Continue reading

November 30, 2012 · 2 Comments

Five down, one to go: Macmillan takes a step toward ebook lending

Last week saw several newsworthy announcements with regard to ebook lending. First, ALA President Maureen Sullivan published an open letter to American publishers calling for the end of discriminatory practices. … Continue reading

October 2, 2012 · 3 Comments

The tumultuous business of library e-lending

Last week Hachette announced they would be raising library ebook prices by 220 percent.* Hachette justifies the price increase because it puts no restrictions on the number of times each … Continue reading

September 18, 2012 · 5 Comments

Library e-lending: does it have a future?

One of the issues that has developed with the increased popularity of ebooks is how digital titles will be sold to and distributed by libraries. For hundreds of years, libraries … Continue reading

February 2, 2012 · 2 Comments

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