Did you know that only 2 of the “Big 6” publishers will sell ebooks to libraries?
It’s true! The other publishers refuse to sell libraries ebooks under any circumstances. Of the two that do sell ebooks to libraries, one company places restrictions on total circulations per copy, while the other recently hiked their prices (for most books, the price tripled). If you’ve ever wanted to borrow an ebook only to find it’s not there — or had to wait on a hold list for several weeks — you understand how frustrating library ebook access can be.
And that’s before you go through the process of checking out, downloading, and transferring the book to your reader.
Visit the ebooks for libraries site to sign a petition asking publishers to keep ebooks available in libraries.