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In its ongoing series of white papers on publishing contract reform, the Authors Guild in New York issues a warning to writers to hang onto their copyrights — and makes plans to hold a special session on rights reversion clauses with writers at the upcoming Novelists Inc. conference.
In a stalled effort to comment on the #AskELJames promotional event, the author Chuck Wendig gives us a chance to peer into the real gray, not Grey, world of our online discourse — and the murk of what seems to be a lot of unhappiness.
A couple of decades after their inception — and three years after 2012’s fake book-review scandals — online consumer-written reviews are still a tricky topic. As a new investigation is launched in the UK and as new measures come into play at Amazon, author Jeremy Duns says that “fake reviews are still rife.”
20,000 BookCon fans are expected to cap this year’s BookExpo America trade show (BEA) in New York. How do books unleash such passion? BookCon creator Lance Fensterman of ReedPOP at Berlin’s Publisher’s Forum tells his audience that when “Publishing Goes Pop,” creators and consumers come together.