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According to Gary Price, writer for Library Journal, Publisher
Macmillan is returning to the Ebook pricing model that was in effect before the Embargo that began on November 1, 2019. They are also lowering some E-Book prices on a short term basis to help library patrons during the Covid-19 pandemic.
See the full article here

Do you wonder why the latest eBook version of popular authors like Liane Moriarty, Lisa Scottoline, Nora Roberts, JD Robb, CJ Box, David Poyer and Bill O’Reilly aren’t showing up in Libby/Overdrive/Download Destination?

See more information in this FAQ.

Effective November 1, 2019, Macmillan Publishers limits sale of newly released eBooks to libraries. Public libraries of any size (including our consortium The Library Network) can only buy one copy of a newly released eBook during the first 8 weeks after publication.

Digital equity and access to information are at risk. The Library Network is a large system that serves more than 70 libraries in southeast Michigan. Many of these libraries share the resource known by the names Libby, Overdrive and Download Destination. This means that only one copy of a popular eBook would be available for all interested eBook patrons the first 8 weeks.

Beginning November 1, 2019, The Library Network and many libraries in the co-op, including Livonia Public Library, will not buy new release eBooks from Macmillan Publishers.  

We will continue to buy Macmillan titles that are not limited by the purchasing policy. This includes print materials, audiobooks* and older copies of best-selling eBooks. 

*Downloadable audiobooks are not limited by this policy.

  • Tor
  • Henry Holt
  • Farrar, Straus & Giroux
  • St. Martin’s Press
  • Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group

The American Library Association (ALA) has denounced Macmillan’s decision.

ALA asks that the public express their concerns by contacting:

Macmillan Publishers
press.inquiries@macmillan.com

ALA’s Public Policy and Advocacy Office
alawash@alawash.org

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