Denver library’s struggles speak volumes about finding e-books to loan

“The written word is going digital, right? Not so fast, say big publishers, who limit the number of times an e-book can be loaned, offer them at inflated prices or refuse outright to sell electronic copies to public libraries. Macmillan, Penguin Books, Scholastic, Simon & Schuster and the Hachette Book Group refuse to sell e-books to libraries. Others, including Random House and HarperCollins, will sell but with limited “loans” or charging more than three times retail price, Denver Public Library spokeswoman Jen Morris said. “Everyone is getting fed up,” she said.”

via The Denver Post

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