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HarperCollins Boycott Launched Over Library eBook Policy

Angry library patrons and librarians launched a simple website (image embedded above) urging readers to boycott HarperCollins over its new eBook lending policy for libraries.

eBookNewser has more details. We wrote about the debate last week as the publisher decided eBooks could only been checked out 26 times by library patrons–setting off a wave of Twitter protests.

What do you think? The boycott site explains: “Until this policy is revoked, join us by not buying any new books or ebooks published by HarperCollins or any of its imprints … In addition, support your local library if it chooses to participate in the boycott and write a letter to HarperCollins explaining your actions. The boycott will end as soon as HarperCollins agrees not to limit the number of times a library can loan each ebook.”

Editor’s Update: Reader Katherine Govier clarifies: “I wrote to these people; they wrote back. Seems they are mostly librarians, not patrons.”






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