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.