Legal

German Booksellers Seek Action on Amazon Audiobooks
September 22, 2015 at 2:04 pm

The association of German book sellers accused Amazon and its subsidiary Audible on Monday of building a monopoly in the audio book business as it lodged complaints with the German competition authority and the European Commission. The association said in a statement that Amazon and Audible were abusing their dominant market position to force publishers…

Can Authors Compete with ‘Non-Competes’?
September 8, 2015 at 2:29 pm

Of all the contract-reform issues being discussed today around publishing and its contracts with authors, the non-compete clause is among the most bitterly derided. And the “non-compete,” as the clause is called, is the focus of the fourth white paper in the Authors Guild’s Fair Contract Initiative series of articles outlining author contract reform.