A Dystopian Twist for Library E-Books

lkfitz's bookmarks 2018-08-20

Summary:

"The announcement last month that Macmillan’s Tor division (perhaps the world’s best-known science fiction publisher) has instituted a four-month embargo on new e-book titles for libraries is an unwelcome development. Tor officials say the change is designed to test whether library lending is affecting retail e-book sales. Librarians, however, see the move as an unwarranted restriction that will needlessly impact science fiction fans, some of our most avid readers."

Link:

https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/libraries/article/77775-a-dystopian-twist-for-library-e-books.html

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Tags:

oa.new oa.libraries oa.books oa.macmillan oa.publishers oa.embargoes oa.lending

Date tagged:

08/20/2018, 09:33

Date published:

08/20/2018, 05:32