While the aim of many indie authors is true independence, at the moment, many of us still rely heavily on one particular store: Amazon. Which is why when you receive a threat from them, like having your publishing account closed, or your affiliate account shut or that they're going to pull your book unless you can prove you own the rights, it's scary. In this post, the Alliance of Independent Authors AskALLi team looks at what you can do if Amazon ask you to prove your publishing rights.
Today, we will talk about the new EU new copyright directive and what it means for indie authors. Also, we ask, "Where have all the young indie authors gone?"
Is copyright broken? That's the question the Alliance of Independent Authors AskALLi team is continuing to ask today. We don't think it's broken, but it doesn't always work. In a two part series starting ending today—which started last week—we explore both piracy and plagiarism and the impact they're having on members as well as what you can do about them. With deep thanks to all of our members who contributed with insightful comments and a special thanks to John Doppler, our resident watchdog for his knowledge and contributions to the posts. This is the ultimate guide to plagiarism.
Is copyright broken? That's the question the Alliance of Independent Authors AskALLi team is asking today. We don't think it's broken, but it doesn't always work. In a two part series starting today and finishing next Monday, we explore both piracy and plagiarism and the impact they're having on members as well as what you can do about them. With deep thanks to all of our members who contributed with insightful comments and a special thanks to John Doppler, our resident watchdog for his knowledge and contributions to the posts. The Indie Author's Guide to Piracy.
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.
The CASE Act comes one step closer to becoming law and allowing authors to pursue damages for copyright infringement through the small claims courts.
Writers launch a lawsuit against Cengage for changing their royalty terms and publishers doing likewise to block the launch of Audible captions.
Copyright is fundamental to an author’s ability to publish and trade in books, create successful author-businesses, and earn an income from their work. Thus, changes in copyright law are of deep concern to the Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi). Our Copyright Bill of Rights offers ALLi’s interpretation and recommendations of what today’s authors and readers currently need from copyright law, policy, and practice.
It's an unfortunate part of every industry, not just writing, but scams are becoming more and more frequent. ALLi author member Stephen Bentley shows us how to spot and avoid author scams.
Patreon might be looking less attractive to indies but there are new opportunities to microfund through podcasts.
Copyright is all of the financial, the economic rights that an author has in their work and that needs to sustain them and it needs to protect their interests. Which is why authors need to be concerned with their rights.
ALLi continues to work on development of its Copyright Bill of Rights (working title) for the global self-published author in the…