New Ebook Embargo for Libraries: Update


The links below are to articles reporting on some recent updates regarding the new ebooks embargo put in place for libraries by publishers such as Macmillan and Random House.

For more visit:
https://www.booksandpublishing.com.au/articles/2020/03/19/147923/macmillan-lifts-library-embargo-for-new-release-ebooks/
https://goodereader.com/blog/digital-library-news/here-are-the-new-ebook-terms-from-random-house-and-macmillan

Amazon and Library Ebook Lending


The link below is to an article that is worth considering in the library ebook lending controversy – for Amazon is probably the worst offender when it comes to this.

For more visit:
https://the-digital-reader.com/2019/10/25/sometimes-amazon-is-more-evil-than-the-major-publishers/

Libraries & Ebook Borrowing Update


The links below are to articles reporting on the continuing controversy concerning ebook borrowing at libraries.

For more visit:
https://www.booksandpublishing.com.au/articles/2019/10/16/140906/more-than-100000-sign-petition-condemning-macmillans-new-ebook-lending-terms/
https://the-digital-reader.com/2019/11/03/libraries-arent-pulling-any-punches-when-explaining-publisher-imposed-delays-to-patrons/
https://the-digital-reader.com/2019/11/03/libraries-are-boycotting-macmillan-ebooks/

Libraries – The Ebook Lending Controversy


The link below is to an article that takes a look at the ebook lending controversy between libraries and publishers.

For more visit:
https://slate.com/business/2019/09/e-book-library-publisher-buying-controversy-petition.html

The Internet Archive: Controlled Digital Lending


The link below is to an article on controlled digital lending – via The Internet Archive (of which I am a fan).

For more visit:
http://blog.archive.org/2019/08/28/protecting-books-from-harm-with-controlled-digital-lending/

Libraries and Ebook Borrowing


The link below is to an article that takes a look at the growing rift between ebook publishers and libraries over ebook borrowing.

For more visit:
https://edition.cnn.com/2019/08/02/opinions/libraries-fight-publishers-over-e-books-west/index.html

Ebook Lending & Bookshops


The link below is to an article that looks at ebook lending and bookshops – does ebook lending impact on book sales?

For more visit:
http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/jul/06/ebook-lending-wont-put-big-dent-book-sales