Originally Posted by petrucci
Is the root cause of the lack of availability the unwillingness of libraries to pay the price set by the publisher?
The libraries are buying a lot of the books available even at some of the super high prices being asked. Some of the big publishers however don't feel the current system works at any price. They want it to be harder to borrow an eBook than it currently is. They say there isn't enough "friction" in the transaction in the way that with a pBook you have to drive to the library and check out the book and then drive back and return it. Some publishers favor a system where they get a cut every time a book is borrowed which is pretty much not doable for the libraries.