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Nook - Your Personal eReader > HarperCollins Puts 26 Loan Cap on Ebook Circulations

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message 1: by Ann (new)

Ann I am interested to hear what Authors think about this.

message 2: by Ann (new)

Ann (annabell123) Sounds kind of silly to me....It's not like a hard copy of the book only lasts 26 times and they have to buy a new one...and even then, they aren't being forced to buy a new one.

message 3: by Rose (new)

Rose (trunkmuffins) | 1 comments I just read about this elsewhere and came to the group to see if anyone was chatting about it.

This is really disappointing. I specifically purchased a Nook because of its out-of-the-box compatibility with ebook titles from my local library, and already felt that it was silly to restrict the lending library to having x "copies" out to patrons at once. Now the book's license will self-destruct after being lent 26 times?

I sincerely hope this effort backfires for HC and that other publishers do not follow its example.

message 4: by Nita (last edited Feb 28, 2011 07:37AM) (new)

Nita (gillnit) As a librarian I find this terrible news. Most books circulate more than 26 times, that's for sure. With a two week check out, the ebooks would last about a year. Libraries are having a hard enough time now as it is without having to buy another copy every year.

My library is starting with ebooks at the end of March and I will be the one selecting the ebooks. I will probably avoid books published by HarperCollins.

*Suzy (ereaderuser)* (suzyereaderuser) @Nita - Good for you! That is the only way to show them they are making a terrible decision.

message 6: by willaful, dedicated nookworm (new)

willaful | 414 comments Mod
Yes! This is shortsighted in so many ways. There are excellent blog posts around on the topic.

message 7: by willaful, dedicated nookworm (new)

message 8: by Ann (new)

Ann According to this NY Times article Simon & Schuster and Macmillan don't even make their e-books available to libraries.

message 9: by Jennifer (last edited Feb 28, 2011 03:53PM) (new)

Jennifer (bibliotog) Facebook Group (event) was created a few days ago for the boycott. Link below.

message 10: by Angie (new)

Angie This is awful! 26 times really? That is NOTHING!

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