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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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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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Penguin revisits library pilot terms

From the E-Content blog: Penguin Group USA revealed today that it will remove the six-month embargo on ebook titles licensed to libraries and instead offer new titles immediately after they are released in the consumer market. Other pilot terms are

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ALA President Protests Library Ebook Sales Practices in Open Letter to Publishers

American Library Association (ALA) President Maureen Sullivan released an open letter today denouncing the refusal by several large trade publishers to sell ebooks to provide access to their ebooks in U.S. libraries. Read the letter in its entirety below: It’s

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Penguin reinstitutes e-book access

The American Library Association is pleased to learn that Penguin publishing will reinstitute access to e-books in the Kindle format through OverDrive to libraries.  This is a big step in addressing challenges libraries would have faced in denying access to

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