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Missing Titles?

Can't Find Your Favorite Author?

 

We'd love to have the latest eBooks by Patricia Cornwell, James Patterson, Bill O'Reilly, Rick Riordan, and many more.

However, many publishers refuse to sell eBooks to libraries. Or, they sell them at inflated prices (100 to 300% more) or with borrowing restrictions that require libraries to purchase the same title again and again.

We are confused and frustrated by publishers' unwillingness to allow libraries to be part of a fair eBook marketplace.

Libraries across the United States and Canada are demanding improved eBook services for library users. We've signed a joint statement, the ReadersFirst Initiative, that calls for eBook publishers to make it easier for you to download eBooks and lift restrictions on what libraries can offer to you.

Learn More!
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Find out how the Big Six Publishers are handling eBooks and libraries:

•Ebooks and Libraries – Frequently Asked Questions (American Library Association)

•Pricing Comparison (Douglas County Libraries, Colorado)

•The Wrong War Over eBooks: Publishers Vs. Libraries (Forbes Magazine, December 11, 2012)

Take Action!
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Send an email to publishers asking them to allow libraries to participate fairly in the eBook marketplace.

•Subject Line: Fair eBook Marketplace for Libraries

•Send a copy of your email to us! contactus@yorklibraries.org

 

Publisher
 

Email Address
 

Hachette Book Group
 

customer.service@hbgusa.com
 

Macmillan Publishing
 

customerservice@mpsvirginia.com
 

Penguin Group
 

librariansden@us.penguingroup.com
 

HarperCollins Publisher
 

spsales@harpercollins.com
 

Random House, Inc.
 

library@randomhouse.com
 

Simon & Schuster
 

www.simonandschuster.com/about/contact_us
(online email form)
 

 

Suggested Message:
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I have long supported your company with my book purchases and through borrowing books from my local library system, the York County Libraries in Pennsylvania.
 

I have recently learned that some publishers refuse to sell eBooks to libraries. Others sell them at exorbitantly high prices, charging 100 to 300% more than I might pay for the same title. Others limit the number of times an eBook can be borrowed to 26 times, and then require the library to purchase the same title again.
 

How can you support these policies? Libraries should be able to participate fairly in the eBook marketplace, buying all titles that are available to consumers at reasonable prices.
 

Libraries represent some of the core values of our country — the freedom to read, the freedom to learn, and universal access to books.
 

Please consider changing your policy and allow libraries to be part of a fair and open eBook marketplace.
 

Thank you for your attention to this important matter.