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Penguin Pulls eBooks From Public Libraries Dropping it Down to 1 of the Big 6 Publishers Playing Nice With Libraries

11.22.2011 · Posted in eBooks

Yesterday the big news online was Penguin Groups decision to withhold new titles from OverDrive, meaning new Penguin titles are no longer available for library patrons to check out. Additionally Penguin has requested that OverDrive no longer allow library patrons to check out existing Penguin titles on Kindle devices and apps. Penguin's Official Statement emphasis added by me Penguin has ...

Why Amazon’s Lending Library is Not a Threat to Public Libraries

11.04.2011 · Posted in eBooks

I had no idea that Amazon's announcement would signal the end of the world, or at least the end of public libraries, or as my friend & colleague Andy puts it, the library apocalypse or I would have included this in yesterday's post. First let's talk numbers about the Amazon Lending Library* Prime costs $79 a year, that's ...