The Scoop

The Scoop is the American Libraries blog and covers a wide range of issues related to libraries and librarians, including conference posts about ALA Midwinter Meeting and ALA Annual Conference. The section also provides news, features, Q&As, photos, videos, slide shows, and other coverage of the industry.


The E-Content blog provides information about e-publishing, including news and data about ebooks and other forms of digital publishing and technology.

  • Big Five publishers ebook matrix

    Publishers, Distributors, and Consortia

    April 22, 2015

    If you’ve been following the E-Content blog, you know that we’ve been keeping track of the Big Five publishers (Penguin Random House, Macmillan, Simon & Schuster, HarperCollins, and Hachette Book Group) and the terms they offer to libraries for their ebooks. Today’s updated matrix (PDF file) provides a complete list of the distributors that each publisher … Continue reading Publishers, Distributors, and Consortia

  • DCL Ebook Report, April 2015

    April 15, 2015

    The Douglas County (Colo.) Libraries Pricing Comparison for April (PDF file) shows a continuing trend with library ebook prices running at an average of 5.3 times the consumer price. This month’s comparison is based on the Digital Book World top 25 ebook bestsellers as of March 21. But it doesn’t seem to matter which bestseller … Continue reading DCL Ebook Report, April 2015