The problem with ebooks and libraries is that there should be no problem

Melville House Books – “One of the slower-burning arguments in the digital realm concerns the role of ebooks within the public library system. Much of this argument has centered around DRM use. Librarians and their patrons hate DRM. Publishers and writers reluctantly need it. Part of this is the obvious issue over shelf-life. A physical book that is popular, perhaps a perennial favorite, will have to be replaced from time to time. The wear and tear of being a library book is substantial. This means additional sales for writers and publishers. If it is a very popular book, whether in the stacks or at the front of the library on display, the library might end up stocking multiple copies of that title to better serve the demand from readers. Again, boon for writers and publishers.”

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