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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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Free e-books: Where to get them

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Look: It’s cold. The news is depressing. New movies and TV shows have ground to a halt. It won’t stop snowing. Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow, so tack on six more weeks of winter. Time to curl up with a good book.

Source: Free e-books: Where to get them

Source: https://www.fastcompany.com/90604895/how-to-get-free-ebooks-kindle-library

How to find great books online – The Verge

Find fantastic fiction for your phone or tablet…

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Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge

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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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Audiobooks were set to destroy books — but instead, they opened a new world – The Washington Post

Matthew Rubery on the curious history of ‘phonography.’

Source: Audiobooks were set to destroy books — but instead, they opened a new world – The Washington Post