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Boycott and Petition Drive by Librarians and Writers Against Harper Collins

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#1 Rick Spilman

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Posted 14 May 2011 - 12:24 PM

An update of a post from last March. Harper Collins announced last February that they would not sell ebooks to libraries but would instead lease them, allowing the libraries to lend the book up to 26 times. After that the library would have to buy another copy from Harper Collins. This would make popular ebooks significantly more expensive than hard cover books.

Librarians have called for a boycott of HC and have started a letter writing campaign and a petition drive.

Boycott HarperCollins: Publisher Limits Library E-Book Lending

Petition Protesting HarperCollins's Ebook Circulation Policy Takes Off

More recently writers including those published by HC have joined in the campaign.

Best-Selling Authors Criticize HarperCollins E-Book Policy

As bad as HC's policy is, in many respects other publishers are worse. Simon and Schuster and McMillan do not sell ebooks to libraries under any terms.

To sign the petition click here:

Tell HarperCollins: Limited Checkouts on eBooks is Wrong for Libraries

#2 Robin Breyer

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Posted 14 May 2011 - 12:43 PM

I will certainly boycott HC ebooks. I don't like such highhanded tactics.

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