December 26, 2011

On E-Books, Publishers Are Hurting Libraries

Peter Brantley, Publishers Weekly

In November, when Penguin abruptly announced it was pulling its frontlist e-books from library lending programs, the move was widely perceived as a response to Amazon—and a warning that, whatever the outcome of this latest struggle over e-books, libraries are poised to become collateral damage.

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