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Self-help rights guide for indie publishers

If you’ve ever signed a contract for a book, as an author, a publisher, or a translator, do you know why it stipulated the terms that it did? […] Petra Hardt, Foreign Rights Director at Suhrkamp Verlag in Berlin, has … Continue reading

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Author says publishers underreporting ebook sales by a factor of ten

Kristine Kathryn Rusch says the ebook sales figures from her publisher are off by 90% or more — and that it’s a problem authors need to fix now. Continue reading

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Why it’s sometimes good for writers to build on each other’s work

Yesterday I spent most of the afternoon writing out my idea for how fanfic and other writers could theoretically use digital technology to bypass copyright roadblocks. What inspired me was the recent story about an unauthorized sequel to “The Catcher … Continue reading

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Sign this petition if you think the Authors Guild should leave the Kindle 2's text-to-speech feature alone

The National Federation of the Blind has joined up with dozens of other organizations to form the Reading Rights Coalition, which is fighting for the right to use the Kindle 2’s text-to-speech function on any text without having to pay … Continue reading

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Amazon caves to Authors Guild, allows publishers to disable "Read It Now"

Amazon gives in to the Authors Guild, and will let publishers and authors disable the read-it-now function on books. Continue reading

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