Points of ideal translation contracts–including cover credit for a translator’s work–are included in the Guild’s newly released model.
Blockchain and Potential Implications for International Book Publishing
The technology that powers Bitcoin has the potential to transform many other industries. In publishing, it could impact sales, rights, contracts, and more.
In the UK, Penguin Random House v. Amazon is New Normal
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.
Skirting the Juniper Brambles: A Translator Narrowly Misses Getting Trapped in the Copyright Thicket
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, Traditional Publishing’s Pay for Authors “Not Fair”
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.
Why Arabic Epublishing Didn’t Work Then…and Could Work Now
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.
Digital Strategies: Automating Rights and Permissions
Robert Kasher, a consultant with Firstsource and digi-EXPress, argues that automating publishing rights and permission should be a priority for the digital age.
Ether for Authors: Looking for AWP’s Leadership
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.
What is the Appropriate Term for a Book Contract?
With digitization offering authors new opportunities faster that publishers can take advantage of them, long book contracts grow increasingly unattractive.
A Self-Help Rights Guide for Independent Publishers
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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