Sample Letter to Publishers

May 16, 2012  
Filed under Research, Services

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Email, write or call these publishers to let them know what you think.

Macmillan Publishing
75 Varick Street
New York, NY 10013
(212) 226-7521
[email protected]
Hachette Book Group
466 Lexington Avenue #131
New York, NY 10017
(212) 364-1100
[email protected]
Simon & Schuster
1230 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10020
(212) 698-7000
Brilliance Audio
1704 Eaton Drive
Grand Haven, MI 49417
(616) 846-5256
[email protected]

Dear Sir or Madam,

I am writing to express my disappointment with your unwillingness to sell or license eBooks to public libraries. By refusing to work with public libraries, you are denying library users equal access to books. I do not believe a publishing company should restrict access to information through the public library based solely on a book’s format.




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Jamie has been working in libraries since her high school days. She holds a double BA, MA and an MLIS. She loves her baby boy, couponing and answering Reference inquires!


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