Press Release: ALA Applauds Simon & Schuster Nationwide Expansion of Library Ebook Lending
"Today represents an important milestone for improving the ability of libraries to serve the public in the digital age. America's libraries are the quintessential institution in connecting authors and readers. We have always known that library lending encourages patrons to experiment by sampling new authors, topics and genres. This experimentation stimulates the market for books-with the library serving as a critical de facto discovery, promotion and awareness service for authors and publishers.