National Writers Union Backs Authors Guild

<p>The National Writers Union, the US labor union for freelance writers, has sided with the Authors Guild in the ongoing debate with Simon &amp; Schuster, calling the changes in Simon &amp; Schuster&#39;s contracts &quot;a naked power grab.&quot; According to NWU president Jerry Colby, the issue is how to define when a work is out of print.</p><p>&quot;Simon &amp; Schuster is violating the principle that a publisher should retain rights to a book only if it continues to invest significantly in the work,&quot; Colby said in a statement. &quot;It costs virtually nothing to keep an electronic ...

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