Saturday, February 11, 2012

eBooks

The Library is very excited about our upcoming ebook service that will be premiering in late-February. But did you know that we can't buy ebooks from many publishers? Sadly, unlike a regular person, a library cannot pay Amazon or Barnes & Noble for an ebook and then lend it out to people. We can buy a printed book from these companies, stick it on the shelf, and lend it out - but digital content is treated differently by the publishers and the companies who manage digital content licensing. We want to offer you these ebooks, but the companies won't let us.

The following publishers currently refuse to sell or license eBooks to libraries:
  • Macmillan Publishing
  • Simon & Schuster
  • Penguin Group
  • Brilliance Audio
  • Hachette Book Group
Think that’s wrong? We do too.

We encourage concerned patrons to contact each publisher to register your opinion. For your convenience, the addresses are provided below.

Macmillan Publishing
75 Varick Street
New York, NY 10013
(212) 226-7521
customerservice@mpsvirginia.com

Simon and Schuster
1230 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10020
(212) 698-7000
http://simonandschuster.com/about/contact_us

Hachette Book Group
466 Lexington Avenue #131
New York, NY 10017
(212) 364-1100
customer.service@hbgusa.com

Penguin Group
375 Hudson Street
New York, NY 10014
(212) 366-2000
ecommerce@us.penguingroup.com

Brilliance Audio
1704 Eaton Drive
Grand Haven, MI 49417
(616) 846-5256
libsales@brillianceaudio.com

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