E-book Price Gouging

After my last post on e-books looking at the no to low end I thought this post which I am borrowing from American Libraries Magazine, The Visible Hand of the Market?, might complement it. Libraries would love to provide their patrons with all the digital content their devices could contain. Sadly that is just not in their hands. To counter that, …

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I Never Promised You an E-book

The big news this past week in library-land is the price hike Random House initiated for e-books sold to libraries. For those keeping score Random House was one of the few publishers still selling e-books to libraries. Though I imagine tripling the price will leave fewer libraries with the coin to buy from them. Truth …

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Why Your Kindle Isn’t Welcome at the Library

I saw this post on the Librarian in Black Sarah Houghton's blog and found it interesting and worth sharing here. The frustration felt by many librarians must be extraordinary as more and more patrons come in asking why they can't borrow the latest books for their readers. Libraries would love to serve their Kindle and …

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