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American Libraries Magazine
The theme “Libraries, Citizens, Societies: Confluence for Knowledge” set the stage for the 80th International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) World Library and Information Congress in Lyon, France, August 16–22.
Responding to four questions in Publishers Weekly August 13, mega-successful author Hugh Howey
There are a lot of interesting conflicts these days in the world of digital publishing. But here’s one I didn’t see coming: interspecies copyright disputes.
Douglas Preston, author of techno-thriller and horror novels, wrote a letter protesting the “thuggery” of Amazon against Hachette authors, and urging his fans to let Jeff Bezos know they were upset, too. The campaign has now attracted the support of many other authors, over 900 names big and small.
So much hinges on copyright. The doctrine of First Sale meant that publishers couldn’t lock libraries out of the market.
Read the Douglas County (Colo.) Libraries Ebook Report as a PDF file.
Macmillan announced last week that it is adding its frontlist titles to its backlist pilot for public libraries, making its complete ebook catalog available for the first time.
You think publishing and libraries have it bad? Talk to the newspapers.
ALA President Courtney Young released a statement today regarding Macmillian’s announcement that it would be expanding its public library e-lending program to include front-list books.