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.
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.”