The Library Alternative

I’ve posted about the uneasy relationship between publishers and libraries before.  In the December 19, 2011, issue of Publishers Weekly, there’s an interesting article by Peter Brantley entitled “The Library Alternative,” in which he says:

“… libraries provide a unique storefront for literature. Publishers must recognize that an important strategic sales opportunity now rests where it has never before existed: libraries may be their best retail outlet.”

Brantley goes on to talk about a variety of ideas to make e-books “work for libraries, publishers, and readers.”

Check it out!

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