If you have enjoyed reading eBooks on Libby, the library's free eBook program, then you will be unhappy when you learn McMillan Publishing announced the restraint in July of this year to severly limit new book access to one copy upon release of a new title in e-book format, after which the publisher will impose an eight-week embargo on additional copies of that title sold to the library. The additional copies will then be available for two years of access. There are no other publishers moving in this direction, just McMillan.
The American Library Association (ALA) and the Public Library Association (PLA) announced a protest petition to be sent to McMillan Publishing's CEO John Sargent to reverse the proposed embargo on e-books sold to libraries. The embargo McMillan Publishing is instituting would severely restrict the availability of eBooks not only to the public libraries in Tennessee, but across the United States. You can read the full article by clicking on the link READ FULL ARTICLE.
The petition sponsored by ALA is available on this link ALA PETITION. It is easy to sign. You can use your Facebook account, and then share this important issue on Facebook and/or Twitter. Let your voice be heard.
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