HarperCollins Sets E-book Library Lending Rules

E-book Library Lending Rules

HarperCollins, parent of Christian publisher Zondervan, says libraries may only lend each of their e-books titles 26 times before the library must repurchase it.

Library Journal reported that HarperCollins has issued new terms to its library distribution partner, Overdrive, for how many times a library e-book can be loaned out.  Any library e-book provider dealing with HarperCollins, not just Overdrive,  will be required to abide by those terms.

“HarperCollins is committed to the library channel,” the publisher said in a statement. “We believe this change balances the value libraries get from our titles with the need to protect our authors and ensure a presence in public libraries and the communities they serve for years to come.”

Published on: Apr 17, 2011

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