Explaining EBook Access and the changing landscape of EBook access for libraries can be very confusing and changes daily. This is my attempt to bring together some good resources. Mar 1
Macmillan to launch two-year ebook library lending pilot Big-six publisher Macmillan, which has kept its ebooks out of libraries until now, is launching a pilot lending program, the company announced Thursday. The pilot is limited to 1,200 older titles from the Minotaur Books mystery and crime fiction imprint (part of Macmillan’s St. Martins division). Libraries will be able to lend out the ebooks for two years or 52 times, whichever comes first, before having to buy a new copy. According to Library Journal, each ebook will cost $25.
The Department of Justice’s lawsuit against two major book publishers — for allegedly colluding with Apple to keep the price of e-books artificially high — continues to make its way through the courts, and it has set off a frenzy of finger-pointing about who to blame for the destruction of the book industry at the hands of Amazon’s evil monopoly. Note to publishers: Your addiction to DRM is killing you
DRM is just “a speedbump,” Hachette’s Maja Thomas said at a copyright conference this afternoon. Will Hachette Be The First Big-6 Publisher To Drop DRM On E-Books?
by Carson Block - email@example.com on October 24, 2012 According to a 2010 Perceptions of Libraries study from OCLC, books remain the brand of the public library.1 Simply put, when people surveyed for the study think of the public library, they think book. The number is actually increasing. PLA - If Books Are Our Brand. . . | Public Libraries Online
Or get out at least until there is a better system? Should Libraries Get Out of the eBook Business?
Alternative Uses for the Pesky eBook Budget Not happy with an eBook collection that has limited checkouts or paying three times the price for the “privilege”?
Stop Branding Your Library!! | PC Sweeney's Blog Ok, so I’m totally going to admit when I’m wrong but in my defense it wasn’t my fault. I got my MLIS at San Jose State when all they could talk about is branding and how important it is to brand your libraries and I went into library school after managing a heavily branded retail chain.
Who Decides What Gets Sold In The Bookstore? We can probably agree that the local supermarket has no moral or ethical or business obligation to sell cherry-flavored Cap’n Crunch.
How the e-book landscape is becoming a walled garden Just as a few massive chain stores eventually came to dominate the traditional printed book market in North America, the e-book marketplace is a kind of oligopoly involving a few major players — primarily Amazon, Apple and Barnes & Noble. And while bookstore owners of all kinds are free to decide which books they wish to put on their shelves, these new giants have far more control over whose e-books see the light of day because they also own the major e-reading platforms, and they are making decisions based not on what they think consumers want to read but on their own competitive interests.
Library Renewal wants to help libraries build a powerful new way to get econtent to their patrons. $2 BILLION FOR $1 BILLION OF BOOKS: THE ARITHMETIC OF LIBRARY E-BOOK LENDING | Library Renewal
With KDP Select, Amazon Gains Authors’ Exclusivity—Cheap | mocoNews Amazon (NSDQ: AMZN) released some select Kindle Owners’ Lending Library numbers today, aiming to position its KDP Select program as a good deal for self-published authors.
Why Book Publishing Can Survive Digital Age: Echoes Word on the street is that the publishing industry is under attack by technology. Amazon.com Inc. has launched a bare-knuckled assault against independent bookstores.
Did you notice that e-books became a little more expensive after Apple entered the game with iBooks? Justice Department Threatens Apple, Publishers over E-Book Pricing
Could a little anti-competitive behavior actually be pro-competitive? Pick your monopoly: Apple or Amazon
Amazon (NSDQ: AMZN) hasn’t made many friends in the traditional publishing world. Amazon Will Sell Some E-Books Beyond The Kindle Store | mocoNews
E-Book Smackdown: Who Should Control Pricing—Publishers Or Amazon?
The U.S. Threat To Sue Apple And Publishers: What It Means | mocoNews
Authors Guild: DOJ Investigation Is ‘Grim,’ ‘Tragic’ News For Book Lovers
Scott Turow of the Authors Guild on e-book price collusion investigation.
European Union, U.S. Coordinate On E-Book Pricing Cases
Apple Downplays Role Of ‘Kindle Threat’ In Alleged e-Book Conspiracy
Justice Dept. Investigating Apple & “Big Six” On eBook Pricing - eBookNewser
If the government makes agency go away
Bowker Releases Results of Global eBook Research
New Stats: 2011 Was Good For E-Books, Not So Good For Print
28% Of U.S. Adults Read On eReader Or Tablet - eBookNewser
AAP Reports eBook Sales up 72% in December - eBookNewser
A Guide to Publishers in the Library Ebook Market
How to Talk to Your Patrons About Penguin & Other Publishers Not Loaning eBooks to Libraries
Harry Potter E-Books Will Be In Libraries
What book publishers should learn from Harry Potter
Pottermore, Day 2: Here Come The Complaints