HarperCollins Sets E-book Library Lending Rules
HarperCollins, parent of Christian publisher Zondervan, says libraries may only lend each of their e-books titles 26 times before the library must repurchase it.
Library Journal reported that HarperCollins has issued new terms to its library distribution partner, Overdrive, for how many times a library e-book can be loaned out. Any library e-book provider dealing with HarperCollins, not just Overdrive, will be required to abide by those terms.
“HarperCollins is committed to the library channel,” the publisher said in a statement. “We believe this change balances the value libraries get from our titles with the need to protect our authors and ensure a presence in public libraries and the communities they serve for years to come.”
Published on: Apr 17, 2011