Can you really believe those in the Big Six of book publishing are thinking like this in the year 2012?
Some publishers like the idea of in-library lending of ebooks as a way to recreate the “friction” of a print transaction: The patron has to physically go to the library.
Boldfaced emphasis added by me.
Where those patrons will find the same outrageous Waiting List that they could have from the comfort of their own home!
So, I was thinking, if they want you to visit the library, do so!
And build a book scanner!
Scan the damn print book. Make your own eBook.
Never again have to check it out ever again. And it’s DRM-free!
Hey, the library paid for the print book. Where’s the theft? Especially if you never pass it on to someone else.
I suggest, that if you do this, you concentrate on books published by Penguin first.
I’m going to call my scanner “The Penguin” in honor of them giving me this idea.