aprilhenry (aprilhenry) wrote,

An agent turns publisher - and reaction is swift. And mixed.

NPR looks at the epublishing revolution. Who owns rights to ebooks when they weren’t spelled out in older contracts - because no one dreamed of them? Andrew Wiley, an agent, struck an exclusive deal with Amazon for ebooks of some very high profile older titles, like Lolita.

Everything is in flux. What should the royalty rate be on digital rights: 25 percent? 50 percent? Who does own erights to older books? Who is in the wrong here? Wiley? Amazon? No one?

Read and hear more here.

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