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.’
The Authors Guild’s new statement sees unsettled business between Cengage Unlimited and authors over the publisher’s new usage-based royalty payments.
Wattpad cites a 10-million-person rise in worldwide monthly active users. And Cengage faces another court challenge to its subscription model.
Amazon’s new Merch Collab program promises to connect brands with designers and manufacturers to create branded merchandise, with Amazon tracking sales and paying royalties.
How are authors’ contractual rights with a publisher best handled when the house rolls out a digital subscription offer and promises that its entire content library will be on offer that way? An authors’ lawsuit of Cengage is calling the question.
How profits from publishing are sliced up has become an industry debate in London, where agent Andrew Lownie and the Association of Authors’ Agents have joined the Society of Authors in asking for more transparency.
Publishers, distributors, booksellers, and authors find themselves pointing at each other in a reported ‘vicious circle’ for Nigeria’s market.
Amid concern for the impact on publishers, Germany’s collective management organizations must recoup copyright revenues distributed between 2012 and 2015.
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