The video is followed by an open letter asking that supporters sign a petition:
To All Book Publishers:
We are your customers. We buy your print books, your audiobooks, and your ebooks. We also use libraries. We love our libraries and we trust our librarians to recommend great reads. Libraries are unique places where we discover new authors, explore new genres, and connect with our neighbors over books. In many cases, we use libraries to find more of your books to buy.
However, unlike print books, you have limited our ebook choices at libraries. We don’t think this is fair – for us or for libraries. We want the choice to check out your books, in any format, from our local libraries. We want the ability to use libraries digitally just as we have with print.
As book lenders, libraries directly and indirectly encourage us to purchase books. We will still buy your ebooks, but we need libraries to help us discover, explore, and connect. We see libraries as your partners and we respectfully ask that you work with them.
Therefore, we sign this petition to encourage publishers to work with libraries to:
— Provide digital content to libraries
— Allow libraries to have access to books in all formats
— Develop a business model that allows publishers and authors to thrive while ensuring that libraries can continue to serve readers and build collections for our communities
Read more at ebooksforlibraries.com.