Thursday, January 6, 2011

E-Book Checkouts From Libraries Up 200% Last Year

E-Book Checkouts From Libraries Up 200% Last Year:
"As our reading habits become increasingly digital, many book-lovers are wondering how this will impact libraries' ability to lend materials, particularly since many of the popular e-readers and e-booksellers have rather restrictive loan policies. And some publishers too have expressed their own concerns about e-book sharing, with one going so far as stating that if libraries start lending e-books, it could serve to 'undo the entire market for e-book sales.'"
Last time I tried to get an e-book out at the Toronto Public Library I quit after about 20 minutes. The easier it gets to download the faster this will catch on.