How profits from publishing are sliced up has become an industry debate in London, where agent Andrew Lownie and the Association of Authors’ Agents have joined the Society of Authors in asking for more transparency.
Publishers, distributors, booksellers, and authors find themselves pointing at each other in a reported ‘vicious circle’ for Nigeria’s market.
Amid concern for the impact on publishers, Germany’s collective management organizations must recoup copyright revenues distributed between 2012 and 2015.
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With a major Canadian textbook publisher citing a drop from $1 million annually to $100,000, Canada’s review of copyright changes may be welcome next year.
Israel has repealed its Law for the Protection of Literature and Writers, which required fixed book prices for 18 months and minimum author royalty rates.
As Germany’s publishing industry reels from a Supreme Court ruling on copyright levies that could plunge some houses into bankruptcy, legal counsel to the Börsenverein tells us that a Constitutional Court challenge will be attempted.
Kate Pool of the UK Society of Authors warns authors to look at contracts from digital publishers carefully to compare terms with self-publishing options.
Industry vet Michael Bhaskar’s digital publisher Canelo launches this week with two titles and is offering 50-60% royalties, giving UK authors new options.