Are Libraries Good for Authors?

Are Libraries Good for Authors? Guest blogger: Kristin Laughtin Listen: there are buildings in every city that let you read books without cost. Literary pirate vessels? Nope. Though often manned by strange individuals, they’re just libraries. As a long-time library worker, I’m here to dispel the comparison of libraries to piracy and shed light on how much libraries help book sales. The analogy of libraries to pirates stems from the idea that libraries buy one copy of a book that is then available for anyone to read, causing lost sales. By definition, though, libraries are the exact opposite of pirates. Libraries acquire, through legal channels, all the books they provide. Even if they are loaned many times, they are still paid for. But people can borrow them for free! That’s not really true. Tax...
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