Limited discretionary spending, censorship, piracy, and weak public policy challange the Arab world’s book industry, says Jordanian publisher Fathi Al Biss.
The writers’ action against the agency practice of ‘packaging’ teams for studios escalates to federal court with antitrust and anti-racketeering charges.
As the 10th Watty Awards open for submissions today (June 4), winners have chances to be paid, published, and developed for screens.
‘Book piracy threatens authors’ livelihoods’ according to a new appeal from the Society of Authors to the British government to help protect copyright.
The new Authors Guild survey, larger than in the past and with input from other writing organizations, brings into question how authors are compensated and how the issue is assessed.
The conflict between artist and commerce, writes Richard Russo, ‘today is playing out algorithmically and those algorithms have not been designed for authors’ benefit.’
Following a report that author income in the UK is declining, the Society of Authors and ALCS wrote an open letter to the UK Publishers Association.