EU court rules libraries can digitise books without permission

by Terrence O’Brien The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has ruled that libraries have the right to digitise books and distribute them to dedicated reading terminals without first obtaining the publisher’s permission. The decision rests on exceptions built into the EU Copyright Directive for reproducing and communicating intellectual property. Specifically it says […]

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Harper Collins may withdraw all its books from Amazon

by ┬á Jillian D’Onfro The contract between “Big Five” book publisher HarperCollins and Amazon is about to expire and HarperCollins is refusing to sign an agreement with the new terms that Amazon is asking, a source with knowledge of the situation tells Business Insider. The contract presented to HarperCollins was the same contract recently signed […]

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Amazon Controls 95% of the eBook Market in the UK

By Michael Kozlowski The president of the UK Booksellers Association, Tim Walker spoke at the Nielsen BookInsights conference yesterday and made some startling revelations. During a round-table discussion Tim said ÔÇ£I do a have a concern that AmazonÔÇÖs dominance is causing problems. We estimate Kindle has a 95% market share of e-book sales in the […]

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Is SoundCloud right for authors? By Jack Shepherd

┬áJournalists have flocked to the audio sharing site but how are they using it? ┬áCould authors be doing the same thing to promote their books? SoundCloud has quickly become one of the best platforms for journalists to share audio stories on the web. Being easy to use, advert free and attracting over 175 million unique […]

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Amazon Makes it Easier than Ever to Leave a Review

Amazon Makes it Easier than Ever to Leave a Review┬áBy Mercy Pilkington Book reviews are the bane of many authorsÔÇÖ existence, not for their negative remarks or hurtful nature, but mostly for the fact that many authors feel the frustration of not getting reviews in the first place. This is especially common among authors who […]

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