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For customers it’s meant that they can’t pre-order books from authors such as J. But Amazon is willing to upset some customers and authors as it pursues a long-term strategy for books.
Pro Quest Ebooks has partnered with O’Mahony’s, Irish booksellers and library suppliers, to deliver key content from leading publishers to institutions across Ireland and the UK.
This new partnership will enable O’Mahony’s customers to purchase over 600,000 ebook titles, which can be chosen title-by-title and then owned outright by the library.
The titles are offered through Pro Quest ebook companies ebrary and EBL.
Changes in ebook production and conversion technologies are opening up new opportunities when it comes to digital content.