Why can’t I download my favorite author’s titles?

It’s probably because of the publisher’s stance toward eBooks in libraries via Overdrive. (informational table in PDF format)

If you’d like to see more downloadable eBooks available in libraries, please contact publishers who impose limitations on eBook downloads to libraries to give them your feedback.

These publishers have never allowed eBooks to be distributed to libraries via Overdrive.

Macmillan Publishing
75 Varick Street
New York, NY 10013
(212) 226-7521

Simon & Schuster
1230 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10020
(212) 698-7000

Hachette does not offer new release eBook titles to libraries via Overdrive, and has raised the prices of its back catalog of eBooks substantially.

Hachette Book Group
466 Lexington Avenue #131
New York, NY 10017
(212) 364-1100

Penguin Group no longer offers eBook titles to libraries via Overdrive. Previously purchased titles may no longer be transferred wirelessly to devices like WiFi enabled Kindles.

Penguin Group
375 Hudson Street
New York, NY 10014
(212) 366-2000

A Harper Collins library eBook license expires after 26 checkouts (effectively giving popular titles a one-year shelf life).

HarperCollins Publishers
10 East 53rd Street
New York, NY 10022
(212) 207-7000
Brian.Murray@harpercollins.com (CEO of HarperCollins Publishers)

Some information in this post used courtesy of Sarah Houghton-Jan, blogger and director of the San Rafael Public Library (CA) from her February, 2012 blog entry.



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