The success of e-books has fundamentally changed the relationships between publishers and lending libraries. As the middleman, what can OverDrive do to resolve this tension?
Paper books have long been battling the rising surge of e-books. Brick-and-mortar bookstores are rapidly declining: Borders bookstores filed for bankruptcy in 2011, leaving Barnes & Noble as the last major bookstore chain standing. Barnes & Noble is not just answerable to its own shareholders; it shoulders the responsibility of keeping American book publishing from slipping into oblivion.