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Old 01-07-2013, 11:06 AM   #9
fjtorres
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It's absolutely nothing to do with Amazon. It's the publisher who decides whether or not to make a book available to Overdrive or 3M.
Yes.
Also, libraries dependence on Overdrive, 3M, and other intermediaries is part of the problem.
Some (few) libraries are starting to actually buy ebooks, like from Smashwords:
http://www.the-digital-reader.com/20...es/#more-45165

Sooner or later libraries are going to have to realize there are better ways to spend their limited funds than to rent BPH "bestsellers" at $80 a year. Especially when they are missing out on a lot of quality reads from small and indie publishers.
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