Archive | April, 2010

BTB #165: Rethinking Author Contracts for the Digital World

E-books and other fledgling publishing forms present opportunities and challenges for authors, even while they raise caution flags when it comes to rights negotiations with publishers. In March, at the Publishing Business Conference & Expo, attorney Sara Pearl and literary agent John Silbersack, both of the highly-regarded Trident Media Group, gave Chris Kenneally their candid […]

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BTB #164: Copyright Reform Not a ‘Red’ or ‘Blue’ Dilemma – Wasoff

At a moment in American political life when so much about Washington seems dysfunctional, the prospects for copyright reform of any hue – red, blue, or some shade between – appear far off. Yet according to Lois Wasoff, a leading copyright and publishing attorney, “What’s fascinating about copyright is that it doesn’t break down along […]

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BTB #163: Copyright Law No Day At the Beach in 2010

As an attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Fred von Lohmann watches new technology and copyright law and move in separate but related waves. This is true today with digital media, as he sees it, but was also true in the past, when broadcast radio and later, VCRs, challenged existing business models for the news […]

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Best of BTB: Will the ‘Real’ Andrew Kent Please Stand Up?

Beyond the Book has cracked the case: Kent Anderson –a senior executive for a world-leading science journal – and Andrew Kent – author of the well-received Johnny DeNovo detective novel series – are one and the same man. “There is a yin and yang between my creative and professional sides,” Anderson admits. “I’m always dabbling […]

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