Monday, May 21, 2007

You Have the Right to...

The Seattle Times has an interesting article about a shift in the publishing industry regarding "out of print" books and author's rights.
According to the article, the typical publishing contract includes language that defines a book as being "out of print" if sales dip below a certain level. When a book is designated as "out of print," rights to the book revert back to the author.
However, with the rise of Print on Demand publishing, publishers are seeing less reason to take these books out of print. The Author's Guild is sounding the alarm that this could dramatically (and negatively) affect author's rights to their own work. We report, you decide.

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