Ursula K. Le Guin Interviewed by American Libraries

Ursula K. Le GuinUrsula K. Le Guin has an interview in American Libraries, the flagship magazine for the American Library Association, in which she talks about the importance of libraries and the need to “stick your neck out” for causes.

The introduction to the article noted that she is a founding member of Book View Cafe, “a cooperative publisher with a policy of discounting ebook sales to libraries.”

Here’s Le Guin’s response to a question about the high prices some publishers charge to libraries for ebooks:

It’s a matter of justice, of fairness. It is simply unfair to punish libraries by charging them 300% more than you charge a book dealer. There is the matter of the community of readers and publishers and libraries.

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