Published Thursday, January 17, 2013

Libraries will begin providing e-books

By ALEX MCRAE

alex@newnan.com

Libraries across America have seen a decline in book customers in recent years as sales of electronic books – or e-books – soar.

The most recent report by the Association of American Publishers showed that e-books — delivered on e-readers like Kindle and Nook — now produce more revenue than hardcover books and now account for more than 10 percent of total sales.

That trend won't change, but local libraries must, if they intend to remain relevant.

The Coweta County Public Library System officially joined the e-book movement Tuesday.

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