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Amazon’s Lending Library Bad for Authors?

November 16, 2011 Leave a comment

The Author’s Guild has voiced its concerns over Amazon’s Lending Library taking titles from publishers without permission, and in cases where the publisher has signed up, for not getting permission from authors.

Amazon’s contention is that it doesn’t have to seek publisher permission because “paying wholesale price for an e-book gives it the right to sell-e-books at any price, or give them away, as long as the publisher is paid” (quote from the Publisher’s Weekly article). Not so, says the Author’s Guild.

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