Why don't you have new eBooks from Macmillan Publishing?
Last Updated: Nov 12, 2019 Views: 81

Starting November 1, 2019, Macmillan Publishers changed their policy regarding selling eBooks to libraries.

Macmillan will now limit library systems to purchasing just one copy of each title of new eBooks for the first eight weeks after publication.

After eight weeks, libraries will be allowed to purchase as many copies as they want, although at a higher price. Those copies will expire after 52 checkouts or 24 months, whichever comes first, and would then need to be purchased again if the library wants to keep that eBook in its collection.

Because one copy of a newly published eBook would only be available to four patrons within the first two months, and having only one copy would likely generate a very large number of hold requests, Wake County Public Libraries will not be purchasing the single copy that Macmillan will sell to us in the first eight weeks.

Wake County will continue to purchase print copies of new books published by Macmillan.

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