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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

E-Book Prices

E-Book Prices Marked Up Too High, Libraries Protest (+Video)

With markups of up to 8 times retail price, libraries say they can't afford a good range of content

Emily Chung | June 22, 2015

Why aren't there more e-books on your library's virtual shelves? Libraries say it's because publishers are sometimes charging them more than $100 per copy — and they can't afford it.
The Kindle edition of Lena Dunham's bestselling memoir Not that Kind of Girl retails for $14.99 at But the book's publisher, Random House, charges Canadian libraries $85 per copy of the e-book — five times more, according to the Canadian Library Association. 

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