Publishers 'directly taking money from authors' pockets' in audio negotiations, FutureBook hears

Publishers 'directly taking money from authors' pockets' in audio negotiations, FutureBook hears

Publishers have been blasted for "directly taking money from authors' pockets" when it comes to audio, both by sitting on audio rights and for paying "pitiful" royalties to authors on audiobook sales.

Continuing the debate as to whether it is right for publishers to insist on bundling audiobook rights in with print book deals in a session at FuturebookLive 2018, Curtis Brown literary agent Cathryn Summerhayes called it "totally unacceptable" for publishers to be sitting on such rights in the current market environment. Of all book formats, only audio has enjoyed consistent and unambiguous ...

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