library e-books

In the publishing industry, Ursula K. Le Guin wants less profiteering, more freedom

By Chris Meadows
August 4, 2015 // 2 Comments

While researching the piece I wrote about Ursula K. Le Guin’s writing advice earlier today, I found enough interesting material that I decided to make another post out of it rather than tacking on [...]

Hoopla library media lending service to add e-books

By Chris Meadows
May 27, 2014 // 1 Comment

The problem with most library e-book systems is that there are invariably more patrons who want to check a book out than there are virtual “copies” on the library’s digital shelves. This can [...]

E-Books pit libraries against publishers, free against sales

By libertyc
August 7, 2013 // 8 Comments

A few pieces on the sometimes adversarial relationship between libraries and publishers when it comes to e-books have come to my attention. First, there’s this piece covering Cory Doctorow’s [...]

BEA Panel Suggests Publishers Still Clueless about Library E-Books and Piracy

By libertyc
June 4, 2013 // 0 Comments

Unlike some of our writers, I wasn’t fortunate enough to be able to attend BookExpo America, so I end up having to learn about it second-hand. But I happened across a blog post that led me to [...]

New OverDrive Site Not Meeting User Expectations?

By libertyc
January 30, 2013 // 5 Comments

Late last year, OverDrive began rolling out a new look to their site. My own library in Fairfax County had a “New Look Coming” banner up for several weeks. When I tried it out for the [...]

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