DBW Roundtable: 5/19 | Topic: Problems and Opportunities in Contracts
Rights Managemnet for Publishers [ 1:00:48 ]
By Emily Williams | “Yes, behind this share-and-share-alike doctrine is a real business model.”
By Evan Schnittman | “It is incredibly important to market a title coherently and wisely with a single brand and publish everywhere at the same time.”
By Emily Williams | “Stripping away the paper form has revealed the true nature of books: they are complicated bundles of copyrights.”
DBW WEBcast: Explore the conflicts and opportunities presented by digital rights (ebooks and beyond), and discuss alternative models.
By Emily Williams | “Where will ebook rights end up?”
By Emily Williams | “Our revenues have quadrupled in two years. We’re beginning to make a profit and pay substantial royalties.”
By Emily Williams | “eBooks are good news. There are many more paths to market.”
By Richard Curtis | “Publishers are loath to sue authors (or the widows and children of authors).”
DBW WEBcast: Exploring the controversies and conflicts that have arisen around eBook rights and how agents are treating them.
By Emily Williams | “An alternative to the established business of rights sales: direct, disintermediated access to readers in other countries.”
Topic: The Self-Publishing Opportunity | Roundtable: 7/1/10
The Self-Publishing Opportunity [ 0:01 ]
By Jason Allen Ashlock | “There is a lot of slack in publishing these days, and agents are picking up most of it.”
By Jane Friedman | “Agents need to be empowered and given room to innovate as much as the authors.”
By Mike Shatzkin || “Today’s blog is to recruit the readers of The Shatzkin Files [and DigitalBookWorld.com] to help too.”
“From Amazon and eBooks to new media, social media and transmedia, the landscape for authors has changed dramatically.”
By Emily Williams || “In the houses and at the fairs, the future won’t stay safely at the margins for long.”
By Emily Williams || “A chasm opened up between discoverability of titles and the consumer’s ability to buy those titles.”
By Sharon Blackie BA (Hons), MA, PhD || “On the average e-book… we don’t make any more than we do on the sale of an average print book.”
By Jane Friedman || “Splitting the rights sounds tasty, but that would push down the e-book price since that rights holder has no stake in the print version of the book.”
By Jane Friedman || “Publishing is much more collaborative and transparent now than it was even 10 years ago.”
@mallevallik @draccah are optimistic about publishing!
Digital Book World addresses pricing issues, new business models, and strategies for moving forward “While I take a back seat to no one in arguing that publishers owe it to readers to provide books in all formats at reasonable prices… …
By Don Linn || “We need these writers and a significant component of a publishers’ role is to sustain, encourage and build their careers.”
Rewriting the rules of risk and reward is the underlying theme of the session Back-Loaded Book Deals: No (and Low) Advance Contracts, Profit-Sharing and Other Innovative Business Models, with Roger Cooper of Vanguard (Perseus) and Robert Miller of HarperStudio (HarperCollins).