Harper Collins Failing Everyone

Harper Collins just announced to the libraries carrying their e-books that after 26 “lendings”, the book agreement with them is null and void. Hence, the free library is required to buy the same book again. Even worse, Macmillan and Simon & Schuster do not even allow libraries any e-books from their catalogs.

The nerve and gall of that failing industry still boggles the mind. Publishing companies are grasping at straws to keep their heads above water, but sink they will and soon. Willful disregard for integrity and fair treatment of their writers, authors and ancillary help that keep them afloat is coming back to bite them in the butt.

This greedy grabby irresponsible behavior shows publishers’ lack of vision for the future. E-books are here to stay but Harper Collins, Macmillan with Simon & Schuster, will soon be extinct like the dinosaurs that they are.

  • kriti

    Dinosaurs indeed Sonia – I for one can never give up the joy of reading a real book anyway. Even the smell of books is my favorite – i was just venturing on the path of e-books for the trees – but now this…

    • Sonia Rumzi

      I am indeed like you and love even the smell of books. My daughter loaned me her SONY reader and I have to say it has been incredible Kriti. I can take almost 180 books everywhere I am and read anyone of the books without dragging my whole library with me.

      My annoyance was with the publishers who want to charge the free library over and over again. Man! These people are so greedy!

  • http://www.facebook.com/sweepyjean Sweepy Jean

    Publishers have to realize that the “new” technology is not going anywhere. The sooner they realize it the better, and maybe they won’t lose as much profits as they think!