Des Moines Public Library Boycotts Major Publisher Over E-Book Policy

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DES MOINES, Iowa — The Des Moines Public Library is boycotting a publisher over a recent embargo on e-books.

Macmillan publishers is one of the country’s five major publishers.  It recently made the decision that prevents libraries from purchasing more than one copy of newly released e-books for the first eight weeks after publication.

Des Moines Public Library Director Sue Woody says Macmillan is refusing to meet the demands of readers.

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