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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Independent Publisher opines on ebooks and libraries

I realized that I should have blogged about our press release about a partnership between Douglas County Libraries, Red Rocks Community College Library, and the Colorado Independent Publishers Association (CIPA) last week. My column about it is here, though.

Since then, we've had a follow-up meeting with past, present, and future presidents of CIPA. The past president, Kenn Amdahl, wrote an interesting post. You can find it here.

This kind of conversation - publisher concerns, library concerns - is good and important. Kenn and I have some disagreements about the resale of digital works. But we are agreed about many more things, and we might even get to agreement about this. It certainly a lot better for publishers/writers and librarians to talk to each other than it is for those publishers to simply announce, as HarperCollins did, how things will work now.

1 comment:

Kenn in Colorado said...

I certainly agree that we agree more than we disagree. I personally enjoy conversations that include opposing opinions, and this one has been fun.
Kenn Amdahl