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25 Connecticut Libraries Stop Buying Random House eBooks

Libraries Online Incorporated (LION), a group of 25 public, academic and school libraries in Connecticut, has stopped buying eBooks from Random House after the publisher raised their prices on eBooks.

The Digital Shift has more: “Under Random House’s new pricing policy, an ebook that would have cost the LION consortium $35 to purchase through OverDrive on February 29 cost them $105 on March 1, according to Richard Conroy, the president of LION.”

This is the second group of libraries to report that they will stop buying eBooks from the publisher, whose prices have doubled and even tripled on many titles. Earlier this week, a group of public libraries in Nova Scotia, Canada announced that they would refrain from buying eBooks from the publisher until they lowered their prices.

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