Librarians Feel Sticker Shock as Price for Random House Ebooks Rises as Much as 300 Percent – The Digital Shift ALA Issues Statement Asking Random House to Reconsider eBook Increase – INFODocket ALA calls on Random House to reconsider major ebook price increase – ALA Random House Not So Random with Library Ebook Price Increases – Agnostic [...]
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March 5th, 2012 · Comments Off
February 9th, 2012 · 2 Comments
It’s been coming for months. Today Penguin announced it has ended its relationship with OverDrive. Starting tomorrow, it will no longer sell e-books and audiobooks to OverDrive for library lending. Interestingly, ALA and Big Six publishers met last week to discuss library e-book lending. In an article in paidcontent.org, Laura Hazard Owen points out ALA’s [...]
February 9th, 2012 · Comments Off
Yesterday, ALA released a press release summarizing the meetings between ALA President Molly Raphael, an ALA delegation and representatives from publishers Penguin, Macmillan, Random House, Simon & Schuster and Perseus. It’s a great summary of the meeting. The discussions show promise! Here is the text, copied in full from the ALA press release: American Library [...]