Posted by: bluesyemre | August 1, 2016

How do #authors make money from #library books?

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You’ve probably got some music on your phone, or you might stream it through apps like Spotify or Pandora. Every time you click on one of those songs, the artist gets a little bit of money. And yet, it’s called your music “library.” But when you check out a book from the library, it’s free. Well, it’s sort of free.

Marco Marin was looking through the online catalog at a kiosk in the lobby of the Los Angeles County Central Public Library. He said he goes there to check out books at least once a week. He likes apocalyptic tales.

“Your basic zombie story,” he said. “Kind of the world ending through zombies.”

Marco said he likes reading physical, paper books, but he’s also downloaded some ebooks. He said he appreciates being able to use the library for free, but he has questions about the business model, too.

http://www.marketplace.org/2016/07/25/world/how-do-authors-make-money-library-books

 


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