NPR: E-Books Strain Relations Between Libraries, Publishing Houses

eBookE-books have strained the relations between libraries and the major publishing houses. Libraries say they’re being cut out of the market because publishers are afraid they could lose money selling e-books to libraries. After much negotiation the publishers are experimenting with new ways of doing business. Some libraries are already looking to bypass the high prices and restrictions that publishers place on e-books.

As part of our series on libraries, NPR’s Lynn Neary has this report on the differences that still separate these two book-loving institutions.

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August 5th, 2013 by