Amazon is the only U.S. publisher that doesn't sell its audiobooks or e-books to libraries, according to the Washington Post. Mikyla Bruder, a publisher at Amazon Publishing, said, "It's not clear to us that current digital library lending models fairly balance the interests of authors and library patrons."
- Libraries normally pay between $40-$60 for an e-book, which is more than a private buyer.
- Amazon has published thousands of books since 2009 through its Audible, Lake Union, and Thomas Mercer lists.
- Six of the top ten e-books last year were Amazon titles, none of which are accessible at libraries.
- However, Amazon does sell physical copies of its books to libraries.
- In 2019, more Americans went to libraries than movie theatres, which demonstrates that they're still popular amongst the U.S. population.