From The NY Times:
Want to borrow “The Help,” the novel by Kathryn Stockett? On New Jersey’s state e-book consortium, 375 people were waiting for a copy recently. At the New York Public Library’s Web site, 193 members had put a hold on a digital edition of Stieg Larsson’s trilogy, which begins with “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.”
How about the immensely popular novel “Fifty Shades of Grey” by E. L. James? Thirty-three people were waiting for the e-book on the Seattle Public Library’s site.
We’ve seen reports like this before. Here’s one example.