Guest blogger Rob Maier is a member of the ALA Digital Content Working Group. He may be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org The Digital Content Working Group continues to explore issues related to the Big Six publishers and library purchasing, licensing and lending of their eBooks. Even for those of us actively trying to follow developments there [...]
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The Department of Justice (DOJ) filed suit last year against Apple and six e-book publishers: Hachette, HarperCollins, Macmillan, Penguin, Pearson, and Simon & Schuster. The trial is scheduled to begin June 3 in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York More
MA Statewide eBook Project
As with other publishers, Hachette is seeking a balance by offering a comprehensive list of e-books, but not unlimited, or cheap, e-book service. For new releases, only one e-book can be borrowed at a time. And libraries, many of which operate under tight budgets, will be charged three times the highest priced print edition for [...]
A year after it launched a pilot program making new ebooks available to some libraries, Big 6 publisher Hachette announced Wednesday that it will make its entire catalog of over 5,000 ebooks available to libraries nationwide as of May 8. More