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Libraries protest Random House price hike - Aiken Standard

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TechCrunchLibraries protest Random House price hike Aiken Standard AP NEW YORK (AP) --

 

"The American Library Association is urging Random House Inc. to reconsider its steep increases in the price of e-books for library wholesalers

Random House, the country's largest trade publisher, announced earlier this week that wholesale charges for e-books would rise by more than 20 percent for new adult releases and more than double for new children's books. Random House noted that e-books can be "repeatedly circulated without limitation," unlike paper books, which eventually become worn or damaged.

 

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Random House makes history, says it will sell books to libraries with no restriction on number of loans

Random House makes history, says it will sell books to libraries with no restriction on number of loans | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

Dennis Johnson:

[...]yesterday, the biggest of the Big Six [publishers], Random House, threw caution to the wind and announced they’d struck a deal with libraries:

It was going to raise the price of its ebooks to library wholesalers, but once a library had bought the book, that was it. They could loan it out as many times as they wanted and never buy it again."

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