These eBooks Will Self-Destruct After Reading: HarperCollins to Libraries – “These eBooks Will Self-Destruct After Reading:  HarperCollins to Libraries” This article begins with the HarperCollins issue, but ends by saying that eBook lending clubs might someday eclipse the lending power of public libraries. This opinion is based on the 600 books a day figure from the Kindle Lending Club, which adds up to 219,000 a year. Fortunately, one commenter points out to the author the statistic that libraries “swap” 2.27 billion books a year. The message of this article is how little many people know about what public libraries do.