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Bilbary E-Books Set To Reconnect Publishers With Libraries
One of the vital connections between public libraries and the big publishers has been lost during the E-Book revolution, and one new British company wants to get it back
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I spoke recently with  Tim Coates, a veteran bookseller and the founder of Bilbary, a new Web-based consumer E-Book library and retail bookstore, to ask him what made his company different from other e-book providers.

“We work with public libraries, which distinguishes us from what some of the larger more commercial operations are doing,” he told me in a Skype interview. “The origin lies with work that I’ve done over many years with public libraries – and the statistic that more reading takes place even nowadays of books which have come from the public library service than come from the bookstores.”

Well over 2 billion books are read from the collections in public libraries every year, according to Coates, while the number of books read from those bought in bookstores is 1 to 1.2 billion.

You can read the full article here.

Source: Forbes

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