HarperCollins eBook OverDrive Position for PLS
1. HarperCollins eBook Policy Change
HarperCollins (HC)is one of the providers of eBook content to OverDrive which powers our OWWL2go service. As of March 8th, any sales of (HC) eBook titles come with a limit of 26 loans. After 26 loans, the title will not be available any longer in the collection unless an additional fee is paid. HC is the only eBook provider so far to impose this policy. This policy affects only eBooks in OWWL2go, not audiobooks.
Some library systems are calling for a boycott of HC titles to demonstrate their dissatisfaction with this new policy. We would like your input on whether PLS should take the same position.
There are a few bestselling authors on HC's list, but most are midlist authors whose titles do not have holds. In looking at past holds activity, only a few HC titles had high hold counts.