Monday, December 26, 2011

Impasse ...

... The Library Alternative.

The economics of how libraries can offer free access to e-books is a legitimate question. But it’s also part of a larger issue, because the entire sales environment for books has been transformed; technological innovation permits companies to rethink established models of supply and revenue. If nothing else, Amazon’s creation and promotion of new library-style e-book lending programs is an excellent example of that.

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