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Trudi from Non-Fiction Collections November 8, 2019, 11:53 AM

Are you noticing longer wait times for your eBooks? Here’s why

At Regina Public Library we want to support your love of reading and connect you with the books you’re looking for—whether that’s in print or on your favorite reading device. However, our ability to provide you with timely access to bestselling eBooks has recently been compromised by one of the Big 5 publishing houses. Beginning November 1, Macmillan Publishers will only allow public libraries to purchase one (1) copy of all its new eBook titles for the first eight weeks after their release.

What this means for you

This change could mean longer wait times for eBooks from popular authors such as Nora Roberts, Jeffrey Archer, Liane Moriarty and many more. Currently, Macmillan is the only publisher that is imposing this eight-week embargo on its eB1000ook titles for public libraries. The good news is we will still be able to purchase eBooks released by other publishers both before and on their release dates, and will continue our commitment to providing RPL customers with timely access to the newest and bestselling eBook titles.

If you would like to read more about this issue, the American Library Association has prepared this page using the social media hashtag #ebooksForAll.

About Author

Trudi from Non-Fiction Collections

Natural habitat: Bingeing Netflix with my cat. I love scary movies and have been reading Stephen King since I was 11. Getting to see Hamilton in New York City was the thrill of a lifetime. My subject area for the library is everything nonfiction, including my favorites: memoirs, cookbooks, true crime, self-help, history and documentaries.