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Odilo and Gardners Partner to Boost Library Offering

“ODILO, one of the leading eBook providers in Europe and Latin America, has recently partnered with Gardners, Europe’s leading independent wholesaler of English language products and content (both physical and digital). With the addition of over 650,000 titles from Gardners in January 2016, close to one million bestselling and popular titles will be available from ODILO to North American libraries.” (via DBW)

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Penguin Random House Unifies E-book Terms for Libraries

“Ever since the merger between Random House and Penguin was announced, librarians have been left to wonder which terms of sale for library e-books would ultimately win out: Penguin’s cheaper, but limited licensing terms? Or Random House’s more expensive, but perpetual access terms? Now, we know: it will be the Random House terms. Penguin Random House executives announced today that all Penguin e-books purchased by libraries after January 1, 2016, will be licensed on the perpetual access model now used by Random House.” (via PW)

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Don’t Necessarily Judge Your Next E-Book By Its Online Review

“Whether you’re planning a restaurant date night or picking out the next e-book for your bedside table, it wouldn’t hurt to be more suspicious of online reviewers’ expertise. Catfishing and astroturfing don’t take place in the Amazon or on the football field. They occur in cyberspace in the form of Internet scams. E-book catfishing involves contracting a book from a low-paid writer overseas, publishing it under a fake name and a fictional biography, and buying fake reviews to make the book look popular.” (via NPR)

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Why The Battle Between E-Books And Print May Be Over

“It’s safe to say that e-books disrupted the publishing industry. But sales have leveled off and not entirely for the reasons some have reported.” (via NPR)

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Ottawa Public Library fights the high price of e-books

“E-books cost nothing to print and transport. Then why do they cost so much for libraries to buy? That’s the question Ottawa Public Library board chairman Tim Tierney and librarians all across the country want answered. Tierney says libraries that buy e-books from the “big five” multinational publishers (Hachette, HarperCollins, Macmillan, Penguin Random House and Simon & Schuster) commonly pay between $89 and $129 a copy. E-books are not only more expensive than their printed counterparts, but the big publishers also charge libraries three to five times more than they charge ordinary consumers.” (via Ottawa Citizen)

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