Hachette to raise ebook prices for libraries by 220%

Hachette to raise ebook prices for libraries by 220%

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New In March, Random House increased the wholesale prices of the ebooks it offers to libraries by as much as 300 percent. Now Hachette, which only offers backlist ebooks (no new books) to libraries, is increasing its prices as well. Hachette makes older ebooks available to libraries through digital distributor OverDrive. In...
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