Ebooks in libraries got you down? Feel like you can’t do anything about it, or that you don’t have a voice? My library wants to help!
What’s going on? Pretty simple:
- Libraries are having trouble getting ebooks from the largest publishing companies. These publishers are adding restrictions and price increases, or simply not selling ebooks to libraries at all.
- This means that library customers can get a print copy of a book from a library, but canâ€™t get that same book in an ebook format. And that’s just weird.
- Goal – we need 10,000 e-signatures from readers.
- Once we hit that magic number, we plan to mail the completed petitions to each of the big six publishers.Â Why? We want to communicate directly with publishers through this petition process, with the intent of establishing formal and consistent communication between publishers and readers.
One other thing – you can help!
- Fill out the petition!
- Share the petition – on your website, in Facebook, in Twitter, etc.
- Point to the petition in your buildings – put up signs, mention it in your library’s newsletter, etc.
Why do this? Our ultimate goal is to get books, in all formats, to our readers. This helps authors, publishers, libraries â€¦ and most importantly, our readers.