Today, the Association of American Publishers responded to Maureen Sullivan’s open letter about certain publishers refusing to sell e-books to libraries, referenced in a previous Evoke post [Sep 24, 2012].
In the AAP response, Sullivan’s missive is termed “a harshly critical open letter to the US publishing industry about e-lending.”
The AAP press release goes on to say, “The issues surrounding e-lending, however, are not as simple as Ms. Sullivan claims. Publishers support the concept of e-lending but must solve a breadth of complex technological, operational, financial and other challenges to make it a reality. Each publishing company is grappling individually with how to best serve the interests of its authors and readers, protect digital intellectual property rights and create this new business model that is fair to all stakeholders.”
Read the full AAP response at the AAP Web Site.