Tag: copyright

Amazon to publish fanfic

Amazon to publish fanfic

Amazon plans to publish fanfic — and pay royalties to both the original rights holder and the fanfic author.  The platform is called Kindle Worlds, and they’ll be kicking it off with stories from established authors like Barbara Freethy and Trish Milburn.  Only worlds for which Amazon has secured a… Read more »

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News & Notes — 5/11/13

News & Notes — 5/11/13

News & Notes is a weekly Saturday post featuring book- and publishing-related news, links to interesting articles and opinion pieces, giveaways on this and other blogs, and other cool stuff. Books & Ebooks in the News: TechCrunch broke the news that Microsoft is considering offering $1 billion for Nook.  The… Read more »

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News & Notes — 5/04/13

News & Notes — 5/04/13

News & Notes is a weekly Saturday post featuring book- and publishing-related news, links to interesting articles and opinion pieces, giveaways on this and other blogs, and other cool stuff. Books & Ebooks in the News: “One Year Later, the Results of Tor UK Going DRM Free” (Julie Crisp, Tor.com). … Read more »

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News & Notes – 4/13/13

News & Notes – 4/13/13

News & Notes is a weekly Saturday post featuring book- and publishing-related news, links to interesting articles and opinion pieces, giveaways on this and other blogs, and other cool stuff. Worth Reading:   Author and president of the Author’s Guild Scott Turow wrote an opinion piece on “The Slow Death of… Read more »

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News & Notes — 3/23/13

News & Notes — 3/23/13

Worth Reading:  “R E S P E C T”: Artist Lee Moyer answers author Jim Hines’ questions about sexism and objectification in his art and SF/fantasy art in general.  It’s a thoughtful, well-articulated argument that recognizes the issue while pointing out that artists are, in general, responding to industry demands… Read more »

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News & Notes — 2/23/2013

News & Notes — 2/23/2013

Worth Reading: Is Sherlock Holmes still under copyright?  Leslie Klinger, Holmesian scholar and co-editor (with Laurie R. King) of the recent short-story collection, A Study in Sherlock, is suing the Conan Doyle estate.  The estate recently demanded licensing fees be paid for In the Company of Sherlock Holmes, an upcoming… Read more »

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News & Notes – 2/09/13

News & Notes – 2/09/13

Cover fail: This is just so wrong, I’m still shaking my head in disbelief. So, apparently, are a lot of other folks.  I guess that whoever self-published these three public-domain novels hasn’t actually read them.   On a happier note, Joe Konrath posted an excellent article on “How to sell ebooks”… Read more »

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News and Notes: 12/01/2012

News and Notes: 12/01/2012

News and Notes will be replacing the “Recent Articles” feature.  I’d like to expand beyond linking to interesting articles; News and Notes will still include links to interesting articles and blog posts, but now I’ll have more freedom to add other stuff: book giveaways on other blogs, bargains or freebies… Read more »

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Ebook Piracy and Copyright Revisited

On the ebook piracy front: Earlier this summer, NYT commentator David Pogue tried to buy The Bourne Identity in ebook form so his son could read it at summer camp.  But Ludlum’s books aren’t commercially available as ebooks, due to a dispute over royalty rates between Ludlum’s estate and his… Read more »

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