Citing ‘a sharp rise in complaints’ about companies that charge writers to produce their work, author-advocacy unions open a study.
A coalition of author organizations in the US and UK calls for more transparency from Audible to give authors ‘a true picture of how their income is being calculated.’
Under the transatlantic pressure of writers’ associations and unions, Audible offers a concession. And the authors say it’s not enough.
Penguin Random House parent company Bertelsmann will acquire Simon & Schuster. If the sale is approved by regulators, the Big Five will become the the Big Four.
With research from the Independent Book Publishers Association, members of 11 US-based organizations now are part of a health care insurance program.
Saying that the Internet Archive operates ‘the digital equivalent of traditional library lending,’ the nonprofit answers a test of Controlled Digital Lending.
Top-visibility Authors Guild members join with Amazon Publishing and Penguin Random House in a suit alleging KISS is pirating a wide range of books.
Alleging ‘a profound disrespect for the value chain of copyright,’ the Association of American Publishers goes to court over the Internet Archive’s ‘National Emergency Library’ and ‘Open Library.’
International publishing organizations are calling on this unique World Book and Copyright Day for support urgently needed by the books business—in the context of the coronavirus pandemic.
Capping cries of foul from publishing players, the Internet Archive gets a letter from Thom Tillis, the Senate’s intellectual property chair: No user ‘ can unilaterally create an emergency copyright act.’