author’s rights

“First Sale Doctrine and “Fair Use Doctrine” Clash in Digital Environment

Anyone who’s ever worked in a book-resale environment knows of the “First Sale Doctrine.”  It essentially means that once the book has been purchased it can be resold without compensating the author or publisher.  There are wrinkles to the law, but that’s essentially what it means. Digital books create a […]

Amazon/Hachette Issue Impinges on Every Writer Platform

A longtime client and Newsletter subscriber sent me a recent article on the Amazon and Hachette mishmash that’s consuming, as it should, so much space devoted to book-distributor and book-aggregater relations.  Here’s my response, and while it should be judged solely as another person’s opinion, I hope my brief answer […]