Rights Management & Royalties

How “Send to Kindle” Can Help Publishers Neutralize Amazon
February 8, 2016 at 8:51 am

Publishers who sell ebooks direct to consumers typically do so in EPUB format. That’s because most publishers are still wedded to the false sense of security DRM provides and EPUB offers a popular DRM solution. Contrast that with Amazon’s format, mobi, where Amazon is the only company who can apply and manage mobi’s DRM’d files…

Authors Guild Gets Support in Google Case
February 3, 2016

Malcolm Gladwell and Ursula K. Le Guin, are among those supporting the Authors Guild’s bid to have the Supreme Court review its case against Google.

Partner Voices: Aggregion Sets Out to Revolutionize the Digital Distribution Market
January 18, 2016 at 12:34 pm

The publishing industry is increasingly being confronted by new formats, platforms, and business models, with the result that digital rights management is once again coming to the fore in the battle to retain control over content, especially keeping track of it across the myriad distribution channels now available. Experts believe that in 2018 the world’s…

J.D. Salinger Copyright Suit is Dropped
December 11, 2015

The suit had accused the Salinger Literary Trust of “tortiously interfering” with the Devault-Graves Agency's attempts to license foreign editions of its book, 'J.D. Salinger: Three Early Stories.'

Press Release: Booktrack Announces Deal with Digital Publisher Canelo and Sony DADC's User Rights Management Solution
December 4, 2015 at 12:04 pm

SAN FRANCISCO—December 3, 2015—Booktrack, the first company to enrich the ebook experience by adding movie-style soundtracks and ambient sound while you read, today announces a partnership with London-based digital publisher Canelo and the integration of Sony DADC's User Rights Management Solution to enable Booktrack to provide a flexible open standard content protection system for ebooks.…

The Most Popular Book Business Stories from November
December 2, 2015 at 2:32 pm

Here are the most read Book Business stories from November: Self Publishing & Big Five Dominate Book Market, According to Nielsen - In this post, Joe Wikert shares the results of Nielsen’s recent study on the state of the U.S. book publishing market. The study reveals the market share of print books versus ebooks, provides…

200 Professors To Be Indicted over Brazen Copyright Breach
November 25, 2015 at 8:25 am

Prosecutors said Tuesday they would charge 200 professors for copyright violations next month, suspecting them of changing the covers of existing books by other people and publishing them in their own names. The Uijeongbu District Prosecutors’ Office called in 200 professors from 50 universities for questioning over…

Court Punts Salinger Copyright Case to New Hampshire
October 22, 2015 at 1:00 am

A copyright lawsuit filed by Memphis-based indie publisher the Devault-Graves Agency against the Salinger Literary Trust is moving from Tennessee to New Hampshire, where Salinger’s heir, Colleen Salinger resides.

7 Big Stories from the 2015 Frankfurt Book Fair
October 21, 2015 at 2:58 pm

The international Frankfurt Book Fair came to a close on Sunday, ending a week-long gathering of authors, agents, and publishing leaders who shared optimism for the future of the book industry. Whether publishing professionals expressed their excitement for global publishing initiatives, discussed the promise of data-driven strategies, or noted the challenges of ebook pricing, many…

Google Book-Scanning Project Legal, Says U.S. Appeals Court
October 19, 2015 at 12:54 pm

A U.S. appeals court ruled on Friday that Google's massive effort to scan millions of books for an online library does not violate copyright law, rejecting claims from a group of authors that the project illegally deprives them of revenue. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York rejected infringement claims from the…