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Macmillan opens full ebook catalog for library lending

Today Macmillan announces that its frontlist ebooks will be available through its public library e-lending program. ALA President Courtney Young released a statement welcoming this important development for improving the ability of libraries to connect authors and readers in our communities.

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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 in the publishing world. View the archived town hall. Representatives…

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Today: Macmillan Readies for Library Ebook Lending Market

ALA President Maureen Sullivan
ALA President Maureen Sullivan

Today, on the eve of the American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting in Seattle, Macmillan Publishers announced that it will enter the library e-book lending market (with a pilot program) by March 2013. Read the Macmillan press release for more details.

In response to the announcement, ALA President Maureen Sullivan immediately released the following statement:

“I am so pleased Macmillan Publishers is beginning to sell e-books to America’s libraries so that we may connect their authors and our readers in the digital age. This is a welcome acknowledgment of our advocacy and the importance of the library market. We have always known that library lending encourages patrons to experiment by sampling new authors, topics and genres. This experimentation stimulates the market for books, with the library serving as a critical de facto discovery, promotion and awareness service for authors and publishers.

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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 a rare thing in a free market when a customer…

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