• Petitioned Hachette Book Group

This petition was delivered to:

Hachette Book Group
Brilliance Audio
Penguin Group
Simon and Schuster
Macmillan

Hey Publishers: Let Libraries Lend eBooks!

    1. Katherine Bullen
    2. Petition by

      Katherine Bullen

      Anamosa, IA

People want access to ebooks. By limiting access to only the people who can afford to buy ebooks, the publishing industry is widening the divide in this country between the Haves and the Have-Nots.

Please tell publishers that this is not okay!

Recent signatures

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    1. Reached 1,000 signatures
    2. Random House increases ebook prices for libraries by 300 percent!

      Katherine Bullen
      Petition Organizer

      Tripling the price on ebooks for libraries is not right. Publishers are allowed to make money, but to make it by gouging a particular customer group is despicable. Please, spread the word, sign the petition, and let publishers know that this is utterly unacceptable!

    3. Reached 750 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Carol Hansen SPENCER, IA
      • about 2 years ago

      Because I feel everyone should have acess to books be it in the library or on line.

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    • Elizabeth Lindblom ANITA, IA
      • about 2 years ago

      As the way books are produced and read changes so does the needs in our libraries change.

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    • Vicki Rider CHANDLER, UNITED STATES
      • about 2 years ago

      I work in a public library, and our patrons want access to e books--for free. Just like a regular old book made out of paper.

      Don't these publishers realize that allowing access to books for e readers via the library system will sell MORE books for them in the long run? Patrons will discover new authors, and when they do they will often purchase titles, especially when their favorite author's newest work isn't yet available at the library.

      Please don't make e readers just for those who can afford to buy the e books. Allow access to public borrowing!

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    • Jessie Janssen FREEBURG, IL
      • over 2 years ago

      I want ebooks to continue being offered through my library.

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    • Pam Vogt GLADSTONE, MO
      • over 2 years ago

      I don't typically purchase books for pleasure reading. I get them from the library. If publishers stop selling to libraries, I will stop reading for pleasure. I really do not understand why this isn't a problem for digital audiobooks, but now it's such a huge issue for digital eBooks. There are a lot of people who use the library that never purchase books for themselves. The publishers will not lose money by selling to libraries. In fact, if properly managed, they could find ways to improve sales to library users.

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