Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Why Libraries Don't Have More eBooks

This is something interesting I came across.

A Newbie's Guide to Publishing: E-books in Libraries: They Still Don't Get It


Apparently, it's because of monopoly tactics on the part of what the guest author (a librarian) calls "The Big 6 Publishers". I didn't realize libraries have to pay more than $40 for a book I can get on Kindle for $5.

I had always wondered why I can't get eBooks and audiobooks more easily through libraries.

Traditional publishing is headed for a collapse. They're still hanging onto a model from the Great Depression.

 

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