We’ve been investigating how rights flow between authors and publishers via publishing contracts. Publishers take broad rights, usually for the entire period of copyright. While you can find some provisions for returning rights to authors in contracts (think out of print clauses), they’re not always satisfactorily drafted, can’t evolve to reflect industry changes (like the … Continue reading Reversion laws: what’s happening elsewhere in the world?
In February 2018 we wrote about surveys of authors' incomes in the US, the UK, Australia and New Zealand. Overall the picture these studies painted was one of sharp declines in how much authors made. A new study from the US Authors Guild is showing that things continue to get worse, not better, for authors. … Continue reading New US Authors Guild Survey Shows Declining Incomes