- Could a Flat Royalty Rate Be Embraced By the Industry? Insiders say the problem is still e-book royalties. Deahl, Rachel // Publishers Weekly;6/6/2016, Vol. 263 Issue 23, p4
The article reports on the debate between authors, their agents and publishers over royalty rate for electronic books (e-books). Topics discussed include suggestion from Hachette Book Group Chief Executive Michael Pietsch about flat-rate royalty system, reason different rates were created for...
- Will the 25% Digital Royalty Stand? Deahl, Rachel // Publishers Weekly;1/3/2011, Vol. 258 Issue 1, p20
The article focuses on the issue of the application of a 25% royalty rate for digitally-published books in the U.S.
- Shame on You, Amazon. SPRINGER, ROBIN // Speech Technology Magazine;Jan/Feb2010, Vol. 15 Issue 1, p56
The article discusses the issue of having Text-to-Speech (TTS) technology in electronic books (e-books), particularly Amazon's e-book reader, Kindle 2. TTS enables people who are print-disabled to read, learn, and enjoy the printed word. The Authors Guild and publishing companies in the U.S....
- B&N.com's Royalty Deal Called Generous, But Fraught With Risks. // Book Publishing Report;01/15/2001, Vol. 26 Issue 3, p7
Speculates on the impact of the plan of Barnes & Noble.com (B&N.com) to start offering electronic imprints. Reaction of print publishers and literary agents; Attractiveness of B&N.com's royalty rate; Pricing of books.
- Are Kindle ebooks an easy alternative to apps? Partner, Kevin // PC Pro;Feb2013, Issue 220, p078
The author examines the business potential of Kindle Direct Publishing and whether Kindle e-books are an easy alternative to application software. It mentions the difference between Amazon's e-book market and Apple's App Store in terms of pricing. He identifies the two tiers of royalties offered...
- Is the Time Right for Bundling? Deahl, Rachel // Publishers Weekly;2/6/2012, Vol. 259 Issue 6, p4
The article discusses the need for publishers to allow readers easy access to digital and print books by developing bundling, or packaging a hardcover with an e-book edition. It mentions the efforts of publisher Bob Miller to try bundling by creating a bundle for Hillary Jordan's novel "When She...
- Contract Headaches. Clark, Ginger // Publishers Weekly;7/18/2011, Vol. 258 Issue 29, p156
The author talks about the clauses that have been concerning her in negotiations between agents and publishers for a new boilerplate. One of the clauses concerns plain, regular, text-only electronic book language. She also mentions that agents are more resistant when it comes to keeping audio...
- Defying its ethics committee, the House voted to let lawmakers receive unlimited book royalties. Hanson, Cynthia; Bandrapalli, Suman // Christian Science Monitor;12/26/95, Vol. 88 Issue 21, p2
Informs about the passing of the liberal book royalty rule by the GOP leaders in the House as reported on December 26, 1995.
- Congress abolishes Copyright Royalty Tribunal. KM // Broadcasting & Cable;11/29/93, Vol. 123 Issue 48, p18
Reports on the US Congress' abolition of the Copyright Royalty Tribunal (CRT). Background information on CRT; Implications of the bill on copyright owners; Remarks from different sectors regarding the decision.