Libraries Annual Report: Relations Between Libraries and Publishers Over Ebooks Improving

Amid these issues that are of concern to libraries, one stands out and ties them all together: Cost. Ebooks, unlike print books, can’t be resold by libraries and, in some cases, are more expensive for libraries to purchase than the general public. A good example of how this can put financial strain on a library is the Cuyahoga County Library System’s acquisition of some 300 ebook copies of Fifty Shades of Grey for nearly $24,000 last year. It’s exemplary of an issue libraries across the country are facing.

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Content Pricing Consultant: Ebooks Should Be (Much) More Expensive

My problem with the low price of ebooks is what happens when print goes away, and now the costs that were formerly being “covered” by the print edition need to come from the ebook edition – all while maintaining the artificially low prices that consumers have come to expect…

Content Pricing Consultant: Ebooks Should Be (Much) More Expensive | Digital Book World