Wednesday, March 23, 2011

E-book sharing: Amazon and book publishers' stupid attempts to curtail lending sites. - By Farhad Manjoo - Slate Magazine

E-book sharing: Amazon and book publishers' stupid attempts to curtail lending sites. - By Farhad Manjoo - Slate Magazine:
"Lendle's Jeff Croft says he's collected a great deal of anecdotal evidence—email and Twitter testimonials—that lending drives sales. People tell him that they borrow a book by an author they've never heard of, for example, and then buy all of her titles. That sort of statement rings true to me."

My local public library informed many of my purchasing decisions for both fiction and non-fiction. I don't see how publishers could possibly be blind to the relationship between the public library and sales of all kinds of books.