Libraries in Lockdown report: ebook usage increased by 146%.

Wow. Fascinating reading from the Libraries in Lockdown report conducted by Libraries Connected.

Ebook usage increased by 146%.

That’s amazing.

I know that we contributed to the numbers. During lockdown, we downloaded Borrowbox onto our devices and were thrilled by the selection of ebooks and e-audiobooks available.

And, remember, the authors of the books you borrow are entitled to payment through the PLR scheme which was extended to include ebooks and e-audiobooks in 2018. (I’m talking about the UK here, folks, but you may want to check out whether something similar exists in other countries. Note to authors: make sure you’ve registered for payments.)

The report is a fascinating read in lots of respects. It’s great to see how resilient and flexible libraries have been in supporting people in new ways during lockdown.

Published by clairecherryedits Indie Fiction Specialist. Line Editing. Copy Editing. Proofreading.

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