(Manhattan Beach, CA - October 13, 2020) -- When an IBPA member sent the office a link to this Wired article about ebooks flying off libraries’ virtual shelves with the question,...
“I am a bit confused by why one ebook could cost 40-60 dollars. Is that only with the Big 5?”
...IBPA reached out to Panorama Project lead Guy LeCharles Gonzalez for more information.
IBPA: Hi Guy. So, what's with the average $40 price for a library ebook?
Guy LeCharles Gonzalez (GLG): That Wired article has caused quite a stir despite being a little behind the story! The ebook pricing cited is a little too broad, but it's on the right track, especially for Big 5 ebooks which are what most of these articles tend to focus on.
I’ve been meaning to do some research into pricing that libraries pay. Apparently it’s more than I would have expected.