→ eBook Publishers Raising Prices for Libraries

According to documents posted on infodocket earlier this week, the average price of backlisted books (those from 2010 or earlier) is set to jump by 220 percent in October. Hachette has responded, saying that the new prices “fairly reflect the value to the library customer” since ebooks will not need to be replaced at the same rate as physical books.

What a bunch of garbage. Publishers cannot be cut from the “author-to-reader” delivery chain soon enough.