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 Great Book Scare


The link below is to an article that takes a look back at a time known as ‘The Great Book Scare.’

For more visit:
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/during-great-book-scare-people-worried-contaminated-books-could-spread-disease-180972967/

Unread


I think it is fair to say that most people who visit this Blog have some kind of love for books/ebooks/audiobooks – it just goes with the territory. I’d say it is also probably fair to say that most people who visit here have a lot of the said books/ebooks/audiobooks – and have not read all of them (possibly most of them). Why is that? Perhaps you would like to share your thoughts in the comments.

The link below is to an article that looks at why one person has not read all of their books.

For more visit:
https://lithub.com/why-dont-i-read-all-my-books/

The Case for a Conventional Personal Library


Many years ago I came to the point where I just couldn’t expand my conventional personal library any further – there just wasn’t any more room. Thankfully, I live in an age where I no longer need the physical room in order to expand my library and with many thousands of digital books (ebooks) currently in my possession that is a good thing – just how would I have been able to accumulate that many physical books?

The link below is to an article that makes the case for keeping a conventional personal library and though I would love to have my library in such a form, for me it just isn’t possible.

For more visit:
https://www.lifehacker.com.au/2019/07/you-should-own-your-favorite-books-in-hard-copy/