Asserting the value of ‘the voices of refugees, writers, and translators from the Arab world,’ the author-advocacy organization speaks out.
The London Book Fair’s Quantum Conference and Nielsen’s BookInsights merge, while the Authors Guild and Media Coalition get together on freedom of speech.
Authors, traditionally published and self-published, need to adapt to stay viable, says Merilyn Simonds, former chief of The Writers’ Union of Canada.
‘Things are not going to stop changing,’ Ingenta’s Randy Petway told Monday’s Rights Conference audience. And that means new urgency around effective rights management.
Key figures in the American publishing community are unified in their call for a lift of the US embargo of Cuba as it pertains to books.
In a three-hour program at Washington’s New America Foundation, Authors United points up both its criticisms of Amazon and the challenges of objecting to its position in the publishing marketplace.
Amazon has responded to an open letter by Authors United, signed by 900-plus authors in support of Hachette, with their own open letter, Readers United.
On the Kindle forum, Amazon said it wants to price most ebooks at $9.99, claiming lower prices will sell more books and return more money to authors. Many disagree.