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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Editor’s Note: A long essay, which contains some background on our nation that I’d not been fully aware of. Historically, we seem to have twin beliefs that are long in conflict, and it helps place our current divided republic in some context. Recommended read.
A long-overdue excavation of the book that Hitler called his “bible,” and the man who wrote it
“And it appears to be radiating from the 116th Congress.
“Ever since Congress swung open its doors in January, the new legislative body has been active advancing a progressive agenda, including stricter background checks for gun owners, climate change (“Green New Deal’), Medicare for All (single-payer health care), ramping up its oversight and investigations power on the activity of pharmacy benefit managers and health insurance mergers, while delivering a sharp rebuke to President Trump’s proposal for funding the border wall in the southwestern area of the country.”