Friday, January 25, 2013

MACMILLAN TO START E-LENDING PROGRAM

Macmillan is making "a select group" of e-books available to libraries for e-lending, the publisher's first such program.

The pilot program will begin in the next two months and include more than 1200 backlist titles from Minotaur Books, the mystery and crime fiction imprint at St. Martin's Publishing Group. Using the agency model. Libraries will be able to lend the purchased e-book for two years or 52 transactions, whichever comes first.




Comments? 52 transactions?


Hat Tip: ShelfAwareness

2 comments:

John said...

Each book only gets to be taken out once a week for a year? Odd. But it's better than what I ever had when I was single. ;^)

Gram said...

Print goes out until it's worn out!!! E-books should be the same!!! Dee