The brown paper dust jacket

One of the joys of reading an ebook is that no-one knows what you are reading. It’s the modern equivalent of a brown paper jacket over the bodice-ripper.  Remember those? This article Let’s come out of the Kindle closet and reveal what we’re really reading in the Guardian about the different choices readers make in…
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Why aren’t there more new releases available in e-book format?

Licensing terms of e-books to libraries vary among publishers. Many of the larger publishers impose strict limitations on the types of material libraries can purchase through their e-book vendors.  The big 6 publishers became the big 5 on July 1 when Penguin merged with Random House. The publishers are:  Hachette, HarperCollins, Macmillan, Penguin Random House…
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Why can’t we access e-books and e-audiobooks through the library’s catalogue?

Although you can access the e-book and e-audiobook titles in the catalogue through the library’s website, there is currently no facility to enable the title to be downloaded directly from the website. Our e-book suppliers and website vendor are working towards enabling this integration to happen…
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