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Old February 1st 10, 04:43 PM posted to comp.sys.mac.comm,alt.cellular.attws,misc.phone.mobile.iphone
Fred Moore
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Default Macmillan leaves Amazon (bye,bye Kindle)

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SMS wrote:

I wonder if there's a way that libraries are going to be able to loan
eBooks the way they currently loan music and movies on discs, and the
way they loan audio books, both on CDs and those audio players with the
book already on them that you just plug your headphones into.

LIBRARIES! Finally someone mentions libraries. Get all the tangible
books you want for FREE and save trees in the process. Thanks, SMS.

Many libraries _already_ loan ebooks. They use readers such as OverDrive
Media Console, Adobe Digital Editions, or Mobipocket Reader to control
them (i.e. enforce the DRM). They work much like a regular library loan
for a tangible book--you have 2 weeks (or whatever) to read the book,
then it becomes in accessible. Furthermore, once you have your library
card, you never have to leave home to 'pick up' the book you want.

Here is an example of what this looks like from a library consortium
which offers ebooks and eaudiobooks in central Ohio:


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