Fair e-Book Pricing
OLA has joined the Canadian Public Libraries for Fair Ebook Pricing coalition to raise awareness of the high prices that multinational publishers charge public libraries for ebooks. Demand for ebooks continues to grow rapidly – in fact, digital content is the fastest growing area of borrowing for public libraries. Multinational publishers impose unreasonably high prices, creating a barrier for public libraries to offer universal access to this content. As a result, public libraries offer fewer ebook titles, fewer copies for readers to discover and there are often longer wait times for these materials.
We want as many people as possible to visit fairpricingforlibraries.org to learn about the issue, let us know what they think and spread the word on social media.