L.A. Kennedy

Beyond the story

Via The Authors Guild On April 28, the Authors Guild, together with the Dramatists Guild, the American Society of Journalists and Authors, and former Register of Copyrights Ralph Oman, submitted a friend of the court (“amicus curiae”) brief to the U.S. Supreme Court asking the Court to clarify the law with respect to authors’ control …

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Via Authors Guild The Authors Guild’s 2018 Author Income Survey, the largest survey of writing-related earnings by American authors ever conducted finds incomes falling to historic lows to a median of $6,080 in 2017, down 42 percent from 2009. The Authors Guild surveyed its membership and the members of 14 other writers organizations in 2018, …

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Via The Authors Guild The Authors Guild is appalled by the Internet Archive’s (IA) announcement that it is now making millions of in-copyright books freely available online without restriction on its Open Library site under the guise of a National Emergency Library. IA has no rights whatsoever to these books, much less to give them away …

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Via The Authors Guild The Authors Guild has co-signed a statement (Click link for statement, or read below) issued on April 21 condemning the increase in attacks on LGBTQ books included in school curricula and circulated in public libraries. We have joined a coalition of national groups to fight this particularly insidious form of censorship …

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By Douglas Preston I have no doubt that almost all of you in this room struggle with a central question in your lives: Why is it so goddamned hard to make a living as a writer today? A recent study by the Authors Guild showed that from 2009 to 2015, the average income of a …

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By Jonny Diamond The Authors Guild, whose “mission is to support working writers,” and “advocate for the rights of writers by supporting free speech, fair contracts, and copyright” commissioned an in-depth look at what it means to be a professional writer in the 21st century. Shocking absolutely no one—except your great aunt who told you that one …

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