If you can’t deal with publishers, you go around them. Many authors now self-publish and this makes their access to libraries quite difficult. Libraries do not have the resources or time to sort through the myriad self-published choices but authors know one thing–when readers find their ebooks in libraries there’s a very high percentage chance they’ll seek other books by that author from a bookstore so it behooves the authors to offer a book or two to libraries for a small pittance if anything at all. To this end a collaboration between Library Journal and Biblioboard called Self-e will give retailers like Amazon some competition. Read.