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MacMillan dicking over Libraries- The situation 

Basic Gist:
starting next month, whenever a Macmillan title releases, libraries can only buy one digital copy until it's been out for 8 weeks in the hopes that people will get pissed off and buy it themselves.

There is literally no benefit to this, as it fucks over the poor and/or those with disabilities, the authors that want people to buy their goddamn books, etc. I want to remind you: books being in libraries is a win for everyone involved.

MacMillan dicking over Libraries- How to help 

ebooksforall.org/

Sign this petition the ALA has put together,

they also have sample letters you can write to MacMillan.

If you have Birdsite, fucking tweet at MacMillan about how much they suck.

And of course, in general, just get the word out.

You may get an email from your library about this because they're understandably pissed.

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MacMillan dicking over Libraries- How to help 

@lapis

Take a look at Jennifer Anne over on Twitter.

She threads the costs of e-book library loans compared to print and audio copies - and the related price gouging. Especially relevant to the planned move by Macmillan.

twitter.com/kidsilkhaze/status

MacMillan dicking over Libraries- How to help 

@libreture Thanks, this is very illuminating!

MacMillan dicking over Libraries- How to help 

@lapis Signed. Macmillan's pricing schedule is already outrageous. This is pure greed.

MacMillan dicking over Libraries- How to help 

@Altivo Thank you, I appreciate it! πŸ’™

MacMillan dicking over Libraries- How to help 

@Altivo @lapis signed. Big publishers suck

re: MacMillan dicking over Libraries- The situation 

@lapis What's the context for this? I don't know who MacMillan is...

re: MacMillan dicking over Libraries- The situation 

@phobos_dthorga MacMillan is one of the big five publishing houses in a good chunk of the world, and like all of them, they have a gajillion imprints. (Tor would probably be the best known thing of theirs on Mastodon)

Everyone has their own E-book leasing setup as you can see below, but only MacMillan is proposing this.

twitter.com/kidsilkhaze/status

Does that help?

@lapis It certainly does, thank you! Although what are you referring towards when mentioning, "Tor"? I know that as most likely something different to what you are inferring (check the link below).

Also those prices are simply wild; that's completely insane :/

torproject.org/

@phobos_dthorga Tor the sci/fi fantasy imprint.

tor.com/

If you're curious, wikipedia has more imprints you might be familiar with

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macmilla

@lapis Ohh, so that's what an 'imprint' is! I was able to look it up now:

"An imprint is the name of the publisher, the place of publication and the date, usually printed on the title page of a book."

I think I'll bookmark this Toot :)

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