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In reply to an earlier post on May 8, 2012 9:20:51 AM PDT
KC says:
50 copies with 200 holds on them, meaning those 50 copies had been checked out, and probably snagged as they came back in and held until all copies were returned. Definitely foolish! And national attention as well. like I said, goodbye job!

In reply to an earlier post on May 8, 2012 9:21:39 AM PDT
apparently it made the today show this am, or at least that is what I was seeing in one of the articles/comments

In reply to an earlier post on May 8, 2012 9:32:39 AM PDT
KC, just wondering. I know people can donate the price of a book to a library but do authors and publishers ever donate? Could libraries be reaching out to indies and small presses for book and e-book donations which would give them more exposure and in some cases more "legitimacy"?

Posted on May 8, 2012 11:10:41 AM PDT
KC says:
Hi, Poster, I don't think we reach out for donations as those require heavier staff time, but we do purchase indies & small press publications. It depends on the materials & the publisher, and often, do they let us know about publications. Also, I get donations every day, but they are often self-published and after the acknowledgement process, they do get reviewed by the relevant subject specialist who decides whether or not to add to the collections. I'm speaking from academic level on this one, not public library. I don't know that public library would be able to buy much that is a bit of a gamble; their materials funds are getting very limited and their first purchase line are the "gotta have's" that everyone will be wanting, usually at a copy a branch, minimum.

Often small presses, etc. can't afford to donate copies. They're usually doing very limited print runs and relying on purchases to fund another print run, or the next book. A lot of the publishers are saying it costs them about as much to do e as print because of the storage and conversion concerns. I don't buy it with the big ones, but the little ones aren't often set up for it due to staff knowledge needs, etc. I know that groups of University Presses are working together to go e with their materials with a couple of the aggregators because of the cost.

Posted on May 8, 2012 2:35:03 PM PDT
Karlyn says:
Oh man, the USA today paper has a full page spread about this stupid trilogy! All positive too, no mention of the shotty writing or the nearly equal amounts of negative reviews to positive. Maybe the Florida library pulled the books to save people the grief of reading it. ??? Probably not, but it is a seriously over rated series.

In reply to an earlier post on May 8, 2012 3:44:08 PM PDT
Agnes says:
And it's everywhere. Long sigh. It's like Twilight all over again.
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