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Penguin Group Terminating Its Contract with OverDrive

libraryjournal:

In a stunning development, Penguin Group has extricated itself from its contract with OverDrive, the primary supplier of ebooks to public libraries.

Starting February 10, Penguin, which had recently instituted limitations on library lending for ebooks and audiobooks, will now no longer offer any ebooks or audiobooks through OverDrive.

“Looking ahead, we are continuing to talk about our future plans for ebook and digital audiobook availability for library lending with a number of partners providing these services,” said Erica Glass, in a prepared statement.

I’m normally staying out of the e-book developments, but this is Big News.

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  1. chrischelberg reblogged this from infoneer-pulse and added:
    Now then, this is not a good thing. These libraries cannot offer up the books they paid for, because the supplier to...
  2. radicalmilitantlibrarian reblogged this from libraryjournal and added:
    I’m normally staying out of the e-book developments, but this is Big News.
  3. infoneer-pulse reblogged this from libraryjournal and added:
    » via Library Journal
  4. cobaltlove reblogged this from thelifeguardlibrarian and added:
    I wish these publishers would get their heads out of the clouds and face the reality that digital books are here to stay...
  5. openbookstore reblogged this from thelifeguardlibrarian and added:
    It’s a tough time for libraries. Hopefully Penguin will reconsider.
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