A few weeks ago I had submitted a form to my local library system requesting the final two Charlaine Harris books in the Lily Bard series in ebook format since they already had the first 3.
Today, I received a reply and I know this is old news here and will probably be downvoted, but I thought I would post the reply.
"This series is published by Penguin and they are currently not selling eBooks to libraries, so we will not be able to purchase it at this time.
For news and updates to the digital collection, please check out the Digital Media blog located at http://www.hcpl.net/digital-media/blog.
Thanks for using the online title suggestion form. Have a great day!"
I feel that this is censorship in a way, albeit reverse maybe, but I cannot stress enough how irritating the Big 6 and Penguin in particular are being.
If they think this will force me to buy these books because I am spoiled by the luxury of my Kindle, they can think again.
I will continue my boycott of Penguin and its subsidiaries until further notice. The authors I love who publish through these houses will go on a waiting list at the library and I will read them in dead tree form without paying one cent.
As much as we love our Kindles, the libraries are suffering, too, as they try to bring their collections into the current times. Spare your library a kind thought - and please, consider those expensive Penguin purchases VERY carefully!
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