Libraries + E-Books: Why they belong together.

"...we found that for those [publishers] not making their e-books available through libraries, the sticking point was identifying a business model that protected their digital editions from piracy and loss of sales. This is understandable. It is natural for us to be in a time of flux now. And it is natural for libraries and library leasdership to be pushing for resolution to this situation -- and the sooner the better."

"Libraries obviously want publishers to thrive. Publishers must want libraries to succeed, too, if they want a 'marketing' location for publications (print and digital) in communities all across the country."

From the current edition of Book Business Magazine, a guest column by Molly Raphael of the ALA.

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