Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Thinking more about ebooks and libraries and what big publishers should do

Blog post by publishing consultant Mike Shatzkin.

In the post he suggests several things the big publishers should do in regards to libraries. It is likely that publishers will experiment with some of these ideas. I recommend you read the post so that you are aware of them.

E-readers expand, but face obstacles in libraries

The popularity of e-readers is soaring, but good luck finding that hot new title at your local library.
Most large publishers refuse to sell critical portions of their digital catalogs for library lending, and those that do are imposing stiff fees and onerous rules.