Maybe Publishers Should "Love" Libraries a Little Less? — As in guillotine...
peter.suber's bookmarks 2023-03-20
"And now, the Association of American Publishers (AAP) is backing an anti-library coalition with other association partners, even pulling in other media industries in, too?
The initial members of the Protect the Creative Economy Coalition include the American Booksellers Association, Authors Guild, Association of American Publishers, National Music Publishers Association, News Media Alliance, and the Independent Book Publishers Association, as well as the Copyright Alliance.
If the American Library Association had a spine and any real power, they’d be pushing back hard against this coalition, starting with not allowing any participating publishers to exhibit this summer at their Annual Conference, and making all of their books ineligible for awards.
That definitely won’t happen, of course, so once again, individual librarians will be left to fend for themselves, and publishers will continue to show their “love” for libraries by abusing them in court and whisper networks, while gaslighting them everywhere else."