Thu, 07/06/2012 - 16:31
Barnes & Noble has said the Department of Justice's proposed settlement with HarperCollins, Hachette and Simon & Schuster over alleged e-book pricing collusion "substitutes one alleged cartel for a new cartel on the industry, albeit one run by the [DOJ]".
In a complaint sent to the DOJ this morning, US retailer B...
Fri, 16/09/2011 - 08:25
The judge in the Google Settlement case has extended the deadline for talks between the internet giant and the publishers and authors involved.
The deal, which involves a revised book-scanning agreement for out of print titles that may also be in copyright, has already been contested for six years, with five publisher plaintiffs, the...
Tue, 27/07/2010 - 08:00
The US Authors Guild has urged publishers to respond to The Wylie Agency's move to start publishing e-books by offering higher e-royalty rates to authors. In a statement sent to authors and posted online the group said it applauded the launch of Wylie's digital-only publishing house Odyssey Editions, arguing "publishers have...
Thu, 17/06/2010 - 07:50
The US Authors Guild has said that it regrets Wiley's decision not to undertake a comparison of royalty payments to authors under the Wiley proposal and the existing Bloomberg contract.
Wed, 16/06/2010 - 07:50
Wiley has said that those Bloomberg authors affected by its proposed contract changes can now remain on the old contracts should they choose to....
Mon, 14/06/2010 - 08:11
The US Authors Guild has hit back again against John Wiley after the publisher claimed that its statement warning Bloomberg authors against signing a new author contract was inaccurate.
The authors' group issued a new statement saying that it stood "by every word" of its earlier alert. "No sensible Bloomberg author...
Fri, 11/06/2010 - 08:24
The US Authors Guild has warned former Bloomberg Press authors not to sign a letter sent to them by John Wiley in the US, claiming it was a contract amendment that changed the way royalties were paid,...
Mon, 22/03/2010 - 07:09
The US Authors Guild has warned its member to treat amendments to e-book royalty rates proposed in letters sent out by Random House and HarperCollins with "extreme care".
According to the Guild both publishers are trying to lock in e-book royalty rates at 25% of net receipts. And it noted: "As we've previously said,...
Wed, 16/12/2009 - 09:37
The US Authors Guild has rejected Random House US' claim over historical e-book rights arguing in piece published on its website yesterday (15th December) that difficult times for publishers do not justify a "retroactive rights...
Tue, 17/11/2009 - 08:20
The Google settlement will not give the internet giant a significant hold over the publishing industry, because it has "zero market share" in in-print books, the Authors Guild has said.
At yesterday's press briefing on the Google settlement, Paul Aiken, executive director of the AG, said "no one" expected the...