E-Book Access In Jeopardy – How People Can Help

Oct. 1, 2019

E-Book Access In Jeopardy;

Here Is What Concerned Customers Can Do

Reading is one of The Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County’s number one priorities. The Library’s mission is connect people with library materials they need and want to inspire them and enrich their life. Books come in all formats – print books, e-books, audiobooks.

One publisher has announced plans to limit readers’ access to new e-book titles through their libraries.

Macmillan Publishers has announced that beginning November 1, 2019, libraries will be able to purchase only one copy of each new e-book title for the first eight weeks after a book’s release. That means readers will be on long lists, waiting to read the newest titles. Other publishers may follow suit.

On September 12, The Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County’s Board of Trustees passed a RESOLUTION denouncing Macmillan’s new eBook policy. We hope you will consider joining with public library customers across the United States to make your voice heard.

Sign the petition today at eBooksForAll.org or text EBOOKS to 40649 and demand that Macmillan treat public libraries as collaborators rather than competitors. #eBooksForAll

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