Saturday, February 12, 2011

Will Ebook Readers Be Wooed by Barbara Cartland?

Barbara Cartland is latest author to be wooed by digital. (The Bookseller, 2/11/2011)

But it there still a market out there for Barbara?

Out of the 124 titles listed in LINKcat (47 library locations), most records have just 1 or 2 copies attached to them.  From a sampling I discovered that the status of most of the books is "In Library".  And the few Madison Central titles I spotted are in STORAGE, ASK FOR HELP.

Back in the day when I was Head of Extension Services at the Oshkosh Public Library, we couldn't keep enough of her books on the shelves of the main library, South Side branch, and city and county bookmobiles -- as well as in the deposit collections to nursing homes and senior centers.

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