Aug/Sept ConnectNow Library News – What's Happening @ your library

We share good news about a petition that reached its goal of 10,000 signatures all in the spirit of bringing you more ebooks at your library. In early May, the library built a website and hosted an electronic petition urging the big six publishers (Penguin, HarperCollins, Random House, Macmillan, Simon & Schuster and Hachette) to […]

10,000 People Want eBooks in Libraries

If your business received 10,000 requests for a product you had in stock, would you sell it to them? In just seven weeks, the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, through, has collected 10,000 signatures requesting publishers provide ebooks to libraries by developing a business model that allows publishers and authors to thrive. The […]

Greater Access to eBooks in Libraries; Visit

The Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library has launched in a grassroots effort to encourage readers to contact publishers directly about the limits or restricted access they are imposing on supplying ebooks to libraries. With a goal of reaching 10,000 signatures, more than 5,000 signed the petition in 10 days. While sales of ereaders […]

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Please check out our library’s petition website - What’s it for? It’s all about getting you guys – our customers – the books you want to read in the formats you want to read them in: We are having trouble getting ebooks from the largest publishing companies. These publishers are adding restrictions and price increases, or […]