Publishers fear for territorial rights as business turns global

Publishers fear for territorial rights as business turns global

Publishers are becoming increasingly concerned about Amazon’s policing of territorial rights, with fears heightened by last year’s launch of the Global Store, which enables customers in certain markets to obtain products through their local Amazon store but sourced from Amazon stores across the world. The development could push more publishers to demand greater control over global rights, at a time when Brexit might also open up Europe to American publishers.

Amazon said it had “proactive processes” in place to remove infringing titles. But a number of publishers, speaking to The Bookselle...

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