This is the story of fanfiction author Demetrious Polychron who decided to sue Amazon over its Rings of Power series.
The indie author's ability to make a living from writing books rests on the concept and laws of copyright. And indie authors can get very heated when they feel that right is being violated, whether by another person, or a machine. Is copyright broken in the digital age? Should we ditch it and start again. Today, the Alliance of Independent Authors AskALLi team begins with a new first series article. Orna Ross and Dan Holloway give us their opinions and tell us why indie authors need to talk about... copyright.
You finally hit publish and have your masterpiece in both physical and digital hands. And then someone pirates your book. Book piracy feels horrible and scary and hopeless. So what can you do about it and what is the impact? Today, the Alliance of Independent Authors welcomes and thanks member Rob Biesenbach for today's article all about what to do when your book gets pirated.
Copyright is an author's key to income, career and a sustainable lifestyle. But it's surrounded by complex laws, detailed information that can be confusing and overwhelming. Today, the Alliance of Independent Authors brings you a the ultimate guide to copyright. Everything you need to know to understand and maximize your copyright.
Copyright can be a confusing tricky little beast, especially if you're a non-fiction writer. But even fiction authors can come a cropper. Images, quotes, even brand names all have copyright associated to them. ALLi partner member Tim McConnehey, founder of IzzardInk is here to tease out the ins and outs of copyright for indie authors.
Have you been a victim of piracy on KDP? Amazon may compensate you for the infringement, but only if you follow these steps.
Indie authors are being targeted by criminals who impersonate them online, then collect royalties on their books. Learn how to detect and stop book counterfeiting.
Can indie authors fight back against plagiarism?
Learn how—and when—to combat piracy. The first of a three-part series on fighting copyright infringement.
What should the indie authors do when digital pirates target their books? Award-winning writer Jane Davis, author of seven novels, shares her strategy.