Fri, 25/11/2011 - 08:30
Digital royalty rates paid to authors by publishers are creeping upwards, though there remains widespread disagreement over the level at which they should coalesce.
According to the results of the 2011 FutureBook Digital Book Census, the proportion of publishers paying a royalty of 15% or less has halved in the past year, while the...
Fri, 14/10/2011 - 14:25
Literary agent Andrew Wylie believes a 50% digital royalty rate will become widely accepted by publishers once the digital "shake-out" settles down.
Speaking to The Bookseller from the Frankfurter Hof, Wylie said digital publishing should be a more profitable means of publishing and some of that profitability needs to reach...
Mon, 08/08/2011 - 16:08
Literary agent Andrew Wylie has said publishers need to "stand firm" in the face of digital companies like Amazon and Apple or risk being locked into an insupportable business model that is unable to reward writers.
In an interview with BBC Radio 4 "The World at One", the literary agent said publishers were moving...
Fri, 22/07/2011 - 09:40
Literary agent Andrew Wylie has moved to defuse the row between him and HarperCollins, denying reports he is calling for an investigation of the publisher in the wake of wider controversy surrounding its parent NewsCorp.
Mon, 18/07/2011 - 15:30
Agent Andrew Wylie has accused HarperCollins of acting in an "unusually shrill and punitive" way toward authors, claiming the controversy surrounding parent company NewsCorp should lead to the publisher being examined more closely.
Wylie made the claims in an interview with BBC Radio 4's "The World at One"...
Mon, 18/10/2010 - 09:25
French authors have launched a veiled attack against French publishers for saying that digital book rights should remain in their hands. One author characterized the publishers' stance as "gobbledygook".
Responding to the open letter posted by the French Publishers Association (Syndicat National de l'Édition)...
Fri, 08/10/2010 - 08:08
Agent Andrew Wylie has capitulated in the face of the French revolt over digital rights. The Bookseller Daily reported exclusively on Wednesday that 50 French publishers had signed a letter in protest at "certain agents...
Wed, 06/10/2010 - 07:43
Agent Andrew Wylie has moved to reassure French publishers over electronic rights after a number ceased trading with his agency following the agent's decision to set up as a digital publisher earlier this year. One, Antoine Gallimard (pictured), described Wylie's move as "unacceptable". Gallimard is one of 50...
Thu, 26/08/2010 - 09:20
Penguin has confirmed that it is negotiating with agent Andrew Wylie over books that have been included in the agent's digital offshoot Odyssey Editions over which Penguin has print rights. The news follows the truce declared between Random House and Wylie, with reports suggesting that a deal was struck after the adoption of a new royalty...
Mon, 02/08/2010 - 09:05
Bloomsbury has become the latest publisher to warn against hiving off digital rights, as publishers move to reinforce their position on digital rights after agent Andrew Wylie signed an exclusive digital deal with Amazon, following his many criticisms of the low royalties being offered for e-books. But the publishers' stances were in...