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|Q: Why can’t I download my favorite author’s titles from the PLYMC Digital Catalog?
|A: It’s because the publisher won’t allow library lending through OverDrive (the leading library eBook vendor.)
|The Big Six Publishing Houses
||Simon & Schuster
|Examples of Notable Authors
Joyce Carol Oates
Loren D. Estleman
P. D. James
George R.R. Martin
|James Lee Burke
Carol Higgins Clark
Mary Alice Monroe
|Policy with respect to library eBooks
||No longer offers eBook titles to libraries but previously purchased eBooks are available to download
||Cooperates fully with libraries, but allows only 26 checkouts per copy after which library must purchase additional copies.
||As of 3/1/13, publisher is making a selection of its Minotaur imprint titles available for 24 months or 52 checkouts.
||Recently stopped making eBooks available to libraries and previously purchased eBooks must now be downloaded via USB cable rather than delivered wirelessly.
||Cooperates fully with libraries, but instituted much higher licensing fees, effective March 1, 2012.
||Has never made eBooks available to libraries.
|If you’d like to see more downloadable eBooks available in libraries, please contact publishers who impose limitations on eBook downloads to libraries to give them your feedback.
Macmillan Publishing (has never allowed eBooks to be distributed to libraries via OverDrive.)
75 Varick Street
New York, NY 10013
Simon & Schuster (has never allowed eBooks to be distributed to libraries via OverDrive.)
1230 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10020
Hachette no longer offers eBook titles to libraries via Overdrive.
Hachette Book Group
466 Lexington Avenue #131
New York, NY 10017
Penguin Group no longer offers eBook titles to libraries via Overdrive. Previously purchased titles may no longer be transfered wirelessly to devices like WiFi enabled Kindles.
375 Hudson Street
New York, NY 10014
This information is attributed to Sarah Houghton-Jan, blogger and director of the San Rafael Public Library (CA) from her February, 2012 blog entry and to the Hinsdale (IL) Public Library.