Publishers worry about losing profits as ebooks fly off libraries’ virtual shelves

Since March, checkouts of digital books from libraries are up 52 percent. As a result, publishers say their easy availability hurts sales and want to curb the number of digital titles that people can check out at a library for free.

When libraries buy a digital book from a publisher, they can can only let it be checked out anywhere from 26 or 52 times. These licensing terms and increased prices are making it financially difficult for libraries with reduced budgets to continue offering a wide selection of eBooks. Read more about it at Wired.

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