The Publishers Association has reported another year of record breaking profits for the publishing industry in 2022, in spite of the cost of living crisis.
Meanwhile, frustrated by policymakers’ and competition authorities’ failure to address the ongoing library ebook crisis, library associations from across Europe signed a letter requesting parallel action on eBooks to enable libraries to continue to support education, research, and cultural access in a digital world. The letter can found in full at https://www.knowledgerights21.org/news-story/library-associations-across-europe-joint-call-for-action-on-ebooks/.
This call is welcomed and supported by #ebookSOS. Publisher revenues are healthy, and it is past time to find mutually beneficial solutions.