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Old 04-21-2011, 08:27 AM   #131
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Originally Posted by monkeygirl351 View Post
I also worry about the budgets that the libraries have to work with, plus limited copies and then increase in wait times for popular titles.
From everything that's been posted it doesn't appear that libraries will have to purchase additional Kindle ebooks for this to work. So there won't be any financial hit there.

Whether it will increase the wait time for popular books is still up in the air and will depend on how the change is implemented. Right now ebooks in different formats are treated like different physical copies. You can check out the .mobi or .pdf version of an ebook and the .ePub will still be available. In the best case the Kindle compatible .azw format will just appear in the library's catalog as a additional option and nothing else will change.
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