May 29, 2022

Why Might A Publisher Pull Its E-Books From Libraries? by Laura Hazard Owen

Title: Why Might A Publisher Pull Its E-Books From Libraries?

A new article by Laura Hazard Owen on discusses three possibilities.

  • Penguin is mad about Amazon’s deal with OverDrive and is retaliating.
  • Penguin thinks people are checking out e-books from non-local libraries
  • Penguin is worried that e-book checkouts from libraries will cut into sales

Read the Complete Article

Note: We would like to thank Laura for her kind words about INFOdocket that she included in her story. Thanks Laura!

See Also: OverDrive & Penguin: Is Something Steve Potash Wrote in February a Clue to What’s Going On?

About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.