The Easiest Way You Can Help Save the Future of Arts & Literature

The Easiest Way You Can Help Save the Future of Arts & Literature

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the National Endowment for Humanities (NEH), which provide much needed resources to low-income communities in all 50 states, face the danger of complete elimination.  The Authors Guild is working with a host of literary and arts organizations to prevent the defunding of the two agencies. Support the guild’s initiative by signing a petition now. You don’t have to be a member to lend your name.

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Author Richard Russo Calls Out Google for Justifying Theft as Public Service

Author Richard Russo Calls Out Google for Justifying Theft as Public Service

When someone takes your car without your consent, it’s called theft. But when Google digitized millions of books without getting permission from their authors and without paying for copyrighted material, it’s called public service, according to Richard Russo, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, “Empire Falls.”

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Authors Guild Push for 50 Percent E-Book Royalty for Traditional Authors

Authors Guild Push for 50 Percent E-Book Royalty for Traditional Authors

Back in 2009, e-books accounted for only about 3-5 percent of book sales, so a 25 percent royalty didn’t have as much impact on an author’s earnings. Today, e-books represent 25-30 percent of all adult trade book sales, but the e-book royalty has remained the same for most traditionally published writers.

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