Further plans for libraries to be able to lend e-books were discussed this week at the European Commission.
Publishers and booksellers associations have expressed concern over an e-lending ruling passed by the European Union which will see the lending of digital books in... Read more
The book trade must "work together" to navigate potential disadvantages of e-book lending, the chief executive of the Booksellers Association, Tim Godfray, has said.... Read more
Penguin Random House UK is making its full catalogue of 23,500 e-books available for libraries to lend.
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Publishers must shape their own policies on allowing their titles to be digitally loaned in libraries, according to Publishers Association c.e.o. Richard Mollet. His comments... Read more
Pilots carried out into remote e-lending from libraries have found that e-books accounted for less than 5% of library loans, with footfall to libraries and... Read more
Free e-lending in libraries could cause "serious damage" to the bookselling industry, Booksellers Association (BA) chief Tim Godfray has said. Speaking as part of the... Read more
Remote e-book lending in libraries leads to a "significant" increase in borrowing, but not to an increase in book buying, according to interim trends noted... Read more
E-book library lending in Sweden does not lead to cannibalisation in sales, according to a new study by publisher Natur & Kultur. In Sweden libraries... Read more