The technology that powers Bitcoin has the potential to transform many other industries. In publishing, it could impact sales, rights, contracts, and more.
Strike up the band: Amazon and Penguin Random House are in a contract dispute in the UK, prompting another round of hand-wringing and buy-button action.
Literary translator Anne Milano Appel recounts a copyright battle with a publisher, with attorney Erach Screwvala offering legal commentary on the dispute.
In the UK, the Society of Authors’ chief executive claims that traditional publishers’ terms ‘are no longer fair or sustainable’ for author’s to make a living.
Ramy Habeeb, founder of Kotobarabia — the first Arabic ebookstore — explains the mistakes he made and what needs to happen now to make Arabic ebooks viable.
Robert Kasher, a consultant with Firstsource and digi-EXPress, argues that automating publishing rights and permission should be a priority for the digital age.
Porter Anderson’s recap of publishing buzz eviscerates AWP’s poor leadership, covers SFWA’s battle with Random’s new contracts, Richard Nash’s defense of literature and more.
With digitization offering authors new opportunities faster that publishers can take advantage of them, long book contracts grow increasingly unattractive.
Petra Hardt, Foreign Rights Director at Berlin’s Suhrkamp Verlag, has written ‘Rights: Buying. Protecting. Selling’ to help publishers make the best choices.
Amanda Knox hired attorney Robert Barnett to represent her to publishers for a reason: she’s going to save tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars in fees.
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