Friday, October 12, 2012

Storyteller's Journey

      My Library Is On Fire!

Although I purchased my Kindle Fire several months ago, it was only a few weeks ago that I really began to utilize it. (The cost of digital books has skyrocketed so much, that in some cases they are only a few dollars cheaper than a hardback copy!) When I discovered my local library carries digital books to check out for tablets & e-readers I was ecstatic. (My library is on fire...my Kindle Fire.  ^_^)

Evidently 75% of U.S. libraries now feature this option for their patrons. However, with all of the drastic changes in the publishing world, the American Library Association is still dickering with some of the big-time publishing houses over discriminatory policies toward libraries.

Here  is a link to a recent article that discusses that very subject: http://www.mediabistro.com/galleycat/ala-president-challenges-discriminatory-ebook-policies_b57978

Do you check out electronic books from your local library?

6 comments:

  1. Yes, I do check out library books on my Fire. One night I finished an ebook at 10 PM that I'd checked out from the library and went immediately to the Overdrive site to check out the sequel. Was reading it at 10:15 PM. How cool is that?

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    1. I know, Deb - it's awesome. Not every book I'm looking for can be accessed on the Overdrive site, but there is always something that I'd like to read. Thanks!

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  2. I haven't checked out any ebooks from the library yet. I mainly buy indie pubbed books for my e-reader, which is why I got it. It gives me the opportunity to help out authors struggling to find their own way, plus enjoy stories that otherwise might never see the light of day (rhyme not intentional). So far, I've read some really good indie books. :)

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    1. I agree. Linda. I have purchased a few indie books too. We must support our fellow writers! Have a great weekend!

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  3. I have bought a few books, but never checked one out from the library on my Kindle. Our library does carry digital books to check out. I'm going to look into it.

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    1. I volunteer weekly at our library and how I missed hearing about this opportunity until recently blows my mind. Have a wonderful weekend!

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