Tell Macmillan Publishers that you demand #eBooksForAll
Beginning November 1, 2019, Macmillan Publishers will allow libraries to purchase only one copy of each new eBook title for the first eight weeks after a book’s release.
Here’s the truth: Limiting access to new titles for libraries means limiting access for readers like you.
Macmillan is the only major publisher to propose such an embargo, and readers cannot stay silent!
Why this matters
Stopping Macmillian’s embargo will benefit many stakeholders, including:
What We All Can Do
Join the American Library Association and libraries across the country in opposing Macmillan's new policy by signing the petition and telling Macmillan’s CEO John Sargent that access to eBooks should not be delayed or denied.
We must have #eBooksforAll!
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