On both sides of the Atlantic, the leading author-advocacy organizations are sharply criticizing payment practices of publishers and calling readers’ attention to how seldom their favorite authors may be paid—and without oversight or audit.
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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 launching its “Fair Contract Initiative,” the Authors Guild intends to take advantage of the new digitally enabled rapport between writers and their readers, calling readers’ attention to what it says are publishing contracts long unfair to their favorite writers.