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Friday, May 13, 2011

Best-selling authors criticize HarperCollins E-Book policy

Best-selling authors criticize HarperCollins E-Book policyAsked in February what he thought of HarperCollins' decision to cash in on libraries by selling them "self-destructing" e-books, literary superstar Neil Gaiman tweeted back in just five words: "I think it's incredibly disappointing." HarperCollins author Gaiman - best known for novels Coraline and Stardust, as well as the comic book series The Sandman - isn't the only author who's spoken out against the publishing giant's new policy. The Rupert Murdoch-owned NewsCorp announced recently it will sell e-books to libraries that will last only 26 reads, forcing cash-strapped libraries to purchase popular titles again and again. (Librarian Andy Woodworth's campaign against the Rupert Murdoch-owned publishing house has more than 65,000 signatures on Change.org, making it one of the most popular campaigns on the site to date)

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