When is an ebook like a physical book? Maybe when a library can only lend one for a limited number of times. The publisher HarperCollins has asked OverDrive to set a limit of 26. After a library makes an HC ebook available that many times, the library will have to re-purchase it.
the 26 circulation limit was arrived at after considering a number of factors, including the average lifespan of a print book, and wear and tear on circulating copies.
Is this the form of a new business model for ebooks?