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ALA defines new ebook goals

Nearly 700 librarians, publishers and media representatives participated in the American Library Association’s first Virtual Town Hall on Ebooks last week. As part of the virtual town hall, several key ALA leaders discussed efforts made to advocate for library interests

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Posted in e-books, OITP, Public Libraries, Webinars

ALA welcomes Macmillan expansion of library ebook lending

This month Macmillan will offer its entire ebook backlist to libraries, as reported in Publishers Weekly. Macmillan first entered the library ebook market in January 2013 by offering a pilot of its mystery titles under the Minotaur imprint, then expanded

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Hachette to Raise Library Ebook Prices

Hachette Book Group plans to raise the price of ebooks to the library market by 104 percent starting October 1, 2012, according to reports issued yesterday. ALA President Maureen Sullivan moved swiftly to respond by issuing a statement today denouncing

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