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Salon du Livre Paris: Indie Intros a Success, Authors Continue Protests

Talented Indies

At the Salon du Livre in Paris, a new program introduced indie publishers to agents and scouts, while authors continued protesting poor contracts.

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French Children’s Book Authors Suffer Pint-sized Payments

Marie Sellier

With meager advances, often just 500 euros, and royalty rates of 3-8%, French children’s book authors have much to complain about.

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Rights on the Money: Publishers Need to Fully Monetize (and Protect) Their IP

Randy Petway

Publishing Technology’s Randy Petway on the hazards of not knowing what rights you have, not protecting your intellectual property, and the financial benefits of mining the backlist.

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Amazon Pursues Education Market with Kindle Textbook Creator

Selling ebooks from your own site may seem first.

Amazon has launched a new tool for authors to create and sell digital textbooks. But there are questions about royalty rates on higher priced e-textbooks.

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Amazon Appeals Directly to Hachette’s Authors


The Wall Street Journal reports that Amazon has gone directly to authors ‘hoping to gain hearts and minds – and leverage’ in its dispute with Hachette.

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Survey: Should US Translators Forgo Advance Fees for Royalties?

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One suggestion to foster more translations in the US is to encourage translators to decline fees in favor of receiving royalties. Is this the preferable path?

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Seeking More Respect for Translators and What They Do

Italian translator Cristina Vezzaro is campaigning for more respect for literary translators.

Italian translator Cristina Vezzaro’s new blog, Authors & Translators, is campaigning for more respect for the work of literary translators.

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A Self-Help Rights Guide for Independent Publishers

Rights Hardt

Petra Hardt, Foreign Rights Director at Berlin’s Suhrkamp Verlag, has written ‘Rights: Buying. Protecting. Selling’ to help publishers make the best choices.

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SURVEY: What Is the Top Issue for Frankfurt 2011?

E-books, royalties, new business models? Take our survey and let us know what you think.

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Licensing 101: How Publishers Can Get into the Licensing Business

Publishers exhibiting at the Licensing Expo International included Penguin, Scholastic and Wiley. Harlequin was represented by a licensing agency called Brandgenuity.

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