Anonymous said: How many books must a man buy a girl before they may date and live happily ever after?
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From the time I was a little girl up to today Beauty and the Beast remains my favorite Disney movie because ::whispers:: he gave her a library.
I was deployed in mid-2011. This was my dog’s very first reaction upon seeing me over Skype.
Consumers can sign up for $9.99 a month, and immediately have instant access to over 600,000 titles, including many bestsellers. Right now, it appears that the Big Five holdings aren’t available through this channel. But if the interface is as simple as “Buy Now with 1-click,” I’m guessing that many readers will jump the library ship. It’s still not clear how many authors will find this new service of interest. —
Amazon Unlimited | American Libraries Magazine (via infoneer-pulse)
I don’t buy it, honestly. I don’t think libraries are going to lose readers to Amazon Unlimited. They didn’t lose people to Netflix. They didn’t lose people to Audible. They’re not going to lose readers to Amazon’s ebook subscription program, either.
Part of the issue is libraries seeing their value in the object only. And when that’s the case, they see any other business doing something with objects as a threat, even though it isn’t.
Libraries are more than a subscription service. They’re more than a business.(via catagator)
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