May 21, 2022

Some Good News! Macmillan is Returning to the Ebook Pricing Model That Was In Effect on October 31, 2019 & Lowering Some E-Book Prices on a Short Term Basis

Update: ALA Welcomes Cancellation Of Macmillan Embargo

Below, is a letter that we just received from John Sargent, CEO of Macmillan Publishers. Some good news for many libraries during this challenging time. More info as soon as it becomes available.

UPDATE: All ebook licenses will now be available to purchase starting on publication date, beginning Friday, March 20, or as soon as wholesalers can accommodate the change.
— Macmillan Spokesperson

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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.