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Why aren't there more eBooks?
Or…“Whereâ€™s the Patricia Cornwell?”
Many publishers currently refuse to sell or license eBooks for library lending. That means CHPL can’t buy eBooks written by many of the best-selling authors you want to read.
Publishers allow libraries to buy printed books, put them on shelves and lend them to customers, but they manage digital content differently. In fact, many publishers will not sell or license any eBooks to libraries.
Three of the â€œbig 6â€ publishing houses currently refuse to sell or license eBooks for library lending:
- Macmillan Publishing
- Simon & Schuster
- Hachette Book Group
Frustrating, isn’t it?
If you wish to call or write these publishers about this policy, contact information is provided below.
75 Varick Street
New York, NY 10013
Simon & Schuster
1230 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10020
Hachette Book Group466 Lexington Avenue #131
New York, NY 10017
Last updated: 8 March 2012