Add your voice to conversation if you agree that access to all published works—regardless of format—must equitably balance the rights and privileges of readers, authors, and publishers.
Write an Op-ed
Op-eds in local media outlets are a great way to influence people's views. Check out these tips, sample op-ed, and examples from the #eBookForAll campaign.
Publishers’ e-book restrictions and pricing hurt library users in Seattle, King County and beyond | Lisa G. Rosenblum and Marcellus Turner | The Seattle Times |10/1/2019 |
Column: A threat to public library access: e-books no more? | Patrick Losinski | Columbus Dispatch | 10/1/2019
My Turn: E-book embargo unfair to New Hampshire readers | Christine Friesse | Concord Monitor |10/1/2019
Publishers limit libraries' ability to provide eBooks | Jennifer Slone | Chillicothe Gazette | 9/28/2019
Limiting library e-books a blow to literacy | Ramiro Salazar | San Antonio Express-News | 9/27/2019
Public libraries across the country face a different type of censorship | Kent Oliver | Tennessean | 9/20/2019
Publishers are blocking your access to e-books at local libraries | Vailey Oehlke | The Oregonian | 10/2/2019
Publishers, please don't limit e-book access | Metro Area Public Library Directors | Minneapolis Star Tribune | 10/15/2019
Newly released e-books could become scarce at Denver libraries with publisher embargoes | Michelle Jeske | Denver Post | 10/15/2019
How a publisher is punishing library users with eBooks limit | Michael Lambert | San Francisco Chronicle | 10/30/2019
Spread the Word
Libraries: Get the word out to your patrons, stakeholders, and Friends group about the #eBooksForAll campaign. Check out these great examples:
Social media channels provide a place where libraries, library users, and others can share the work they are doing and the issues they care about – and reinforce relationships with decision makers and the communities they represent. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram are perfectly designed for communicating creatively with our elected officials.
The following examples can be edited and posted to either your personal page, or if you represent a library, then on your library pages and sites.
.@MacmillanUSA is trying to limit your access to eBooks via your [@PublicLibrary]. Join @ALAlibrary & libraries across the country in opposing their new policy, scheduled to begin Nov 1. Sign the #eBooksForAll petition now: eBooksForAll.org
Macmillan Publishers is trying to limit your access to eBooks via your [insert your public FB link library here]. Join libraries across the country to oppose their new policy scheduled to begin November 1. Sign the #eBooksForAll petition now, and tell Macmillan that access to eBooks should not be delayed or denied: eBooksForAll.org
Please stand with me to oppose @MacmillanUsa limiting your access to eBooks via your public library. Join @ALAlibrary & libraries across the country in opposing their new policy, scheduled to begin Nov 1st. Sign the #eBooksForAll petition: eBooksForAll.org
Post these videos on your website and social media channels.
For best results on Facebook, upload the video natively to the platform.
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