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Amazon withholds its ebooks from libraries because it prefers you pay it instead – The Verge

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Amazon’s publishing arm has refused to sell digital books to libraries

By Nick Statt@nickstatt, Mar 10, 2021, 1:39pm EST

Amazon is withholding ebook and audiobook versions of works it publishes through its in-house publishing arms from US libraries, according to a new report from The Washington Post. In fact, Amazon is the only major publisher that’s doing this, the report states. It’s doing so because the company thinks the terms involved with selling digital versions of books to libraries, which in turn make them available to local residents for free through ebook lending platforms like Libby, are unfavorable.

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How Digital Lending Service Hoopla Brings Libraries Into The Internet Era

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Hoopla, one of the digital lending services allowing libraries to offer ebooks and other digital content, has helped drive the unassuming library ebook to success in over 1,600 public library systems. Here’s how.

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To Your Brain, Audiobooks Are Not ‘Cheating’ — Science of Us

A cognitive psychologist on a question that annoys him.

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How Audiobooks Are Becoming an Art Form Unto Themselves

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Photo Illustration by Sarah Rogers/The Daily Beast

Audiobooks are here to stay—and that’s good news for readers.

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2017 Listen List Winners Revealed – RUSA Update

The Listen List Council of the Collection Development and Evaluation Section (CODES) of the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) has announced the 2017 selections of the Listen List: Outs…

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