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Not to get controversial, but every aspect of what Sargent says is either outright false, illogical, or wrongly skewed 🤨: https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/libraries/article/815... .

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Samplergal 😡 1mo
Suet624 Training people to expect free and fast delivery of books. Hmmm. Blasphemy! 1mo
rubyslippersreads This makes me disinclined to buy any MacMillan ebooks or “real” books. 😏 1mo
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wanderinglynn MacMillian should fire him because instead of being an advocate for reading and sharing books with anyone and everyone, he‘s trying to make it so only those with financial resources can access books. For him, it‘s clearly greed. 1mo
LibrarianRyan THIS IS A BUNCH OF MARLKEY! If he wants to look at the frictionless cost of ebooks he needs to look no further than amazon. Amazon undercuts EVERYONE EVEN LIBRARIES!

Libraries are not training people to expect stuff free, we are making things accessible to everyone. Amazon is training people to want free and cheep books,and under valuing authors and publishers.

I'll stop yelling for now. Sorry.
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DGRachel Beyond the impact on libraries and their patrons, I worry about the impact the backlash could have on authors. St. Martin's and Minotaur are both imprints of Macmillan and those two imprints publish some of my favorite books. I'm far more likely to give a debut author a chance if they're published by either imprint, even if I'm on the fence about the book description. The calls for boycotting Macmillan worry me. New authors will suffer, too. 1mo
DGRachel @LibrarianRyan I agree with you about Amazon. How many times have you heard someone say “I won't pay more than $2.99 for an eBook“? The embargo won't make me change my buying or borrowing habits, but I think it's bad business on Macmillan's part. 1mo
vivastory This embargo is ridiculous. I agree with others in this thread, Amazon is the real threat, not library patrons & frictionless costs 🙄 1mo
Scochrane26 I love how he thinks we get e-books from the library “instantly”. Yes, after I sometimes wait 2-6 months, the same wait you have for their physical books. If I want a new book quickly, I‘ll go buy it, but I‘ve learned patience at the library. I‘ve been waiting 2 mths for an Agatha Christie book. 1mo
Kayla.Adriena Remember that time that guy ( sorry don't remember his name) said something about taking funding away from libraries because "everyone buys their books on Amazon " and he had to apologize? This article makes me so angry! He should be sacked! And I should stop book buying on Amazon and instead from indie bookstores only ? 1mo
ljuliel This really bugs me. I have several online only library cards, and most of the new release books have up to a 6 month wait already. I‘m not a very patient person, so if the wait is that long, I don‘t even put my name on the list. If it‘s one I‘m really excited to read, I‘ll just buy it . So if I‘m understanding the article correctly, libraries have a sort of rental policy ? 52 lends or 2 years ? Can any of the librarians tell how many lends 👇🏼 1mo
ljuliel ☝🏼 they typically have out of a random book, compared to a really popular author ? And then you have to pay the same price ($60) for more copies after that ? I always wondered how that worked. Maybe time to choose books from other publishers instead. Would that work ? I‘m not sure what percentage of ebooks are available by them compared to others. 1mo
ljuliel I‘m not sure Indie booksellers are ideal for people in my category. You‘re older, you have one income, you need large print, but don‘t like Romance books ( which is the main makeup of the LP books in our small libraries ), so we go with Kindle books which we can get sometimes at Amazon for a decent price. I don‘t live in an area with independent bookstores. I mainly depend on libraries or Amazon now because is what‘s available. 1mo
Jillylovesbooks @ljuliel Some indie book stores have online ordering and will ship anywhere. We have Interabang Books here in Dallas and I know Book People in Austin is also popular. 1mo
ljuliel Thanks @Jillylovesbooks , for the information. I‘ve never looked at that source for purchasing Large Print books. I‘m also clueless as to cost to purchase LP compared to regular sized print. 1mo
Andrew65 @rubyslippersreads Me too, perhaps we should have an embargo on Macmillan books! 😡 (edited) 1mo
Crazeedi This is a shame and we all need to voice our displeasure to these publishing houses 1mo
Crazeedi @ljuliel exactly what you said 1mo
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#NobelPrize for Literature winner announced! I haven‘t heard of either author before 🙈. What do you think of the recipients‘ works? https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.wsj.com/amp/articles/nobel-prizes-in-literature...

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ljuliel I‘ve never heard of either one. I think someone needs to invent a Chastity Belt for men that works a bit like those Shock Collars for dogs. Maybe that‘d teach them to keep their danged pants on. It seems that scandals are bleeding over into every area anymore. That‘s why I don‘t watch the news. Ignorance is Bliss. Too depressing. 2mo
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Breaking news! Congratulations to #ElizabethAcevedo 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🥳🥳🥳! Any fans of hers here?!

https://lithub.com/congratulations-to-elizabeth-acevedo-the-first-writer-of-colo...

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InBooksILive I really enjoyed The Poet X! She deserved it 😊 6mo
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kspenmoll Thanks for posting this! 6mo
marleed Yes!! 6mo
SW-T Awesome! Thanks for posting 😊 6mo
MrBook @kspenmoll @SW-T 😁👍🏻👍🏻 6mo
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Hello! That‘s a lot of reading ahead for #GoT fans! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.express.co.uk/entertainment/books/1130231/Game-...

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annahenke Good grief. I think he‘s full of it. He‘ll never finish. 6mo
Ruthiella I‘m over it. I probably won‘t read them even if they are published.😕 6mo
sudi I honestly think he's just trolling us, and will probably never release the books 😑 6mo
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BethM 🎉💕 6mo
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erzascarletbookgasm I feel better 6mo
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Velvetfur This area is gorgeous, but the books are all expensive because the shop owners know exactly what they're worth! I got a wonderful Gene Kelly biog around there a few years ago, which wasn't a bargain but it is a treasure 😁 10mo
MrBook @Velvetfur Thank you! 🤗 10mo
Velvetfur @MrBook Y'welcome! If you and @BookBabe are ever in London do go for a look around there, because it's a great place to look at....for free 😂😂 10mo
rather_be_reading what the!? 😮😮 10mo
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They were discussing these biblio-trends a couple years ago at #BEA. Good to see they're making the rounds to a broader audience now. 😁👍🏻👍🏻

https://www.google.com/amp/s/fee.org/articles/as-independent-bookstores-make-a-c...

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TiredLibrarian Sadly the indies in my small metro area are long gone, except for an amazing Book Barn, and they aren't coming back. But I'm glad the see the resurgence of print and indies elsewhere. 📚😊 12mo
Texreader Ha! I used to work for FEE when I was in college! 11mo
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