Thursday, February 19, 2009

KINDLE 2 AND NEGOTIATING PUBLISHING CONTRACTS

Amazon's Kindle 2 (e-reader) has new functionality. The device now sports an ability to transform an electronic book into speech, which means into an audio book.

As most publishing contracts handle e-rights and audio rights as separate secondary (subsidiary) rights, authors need to make sure that contracts that include a Kindle version, also pay them for audio rights.

Read this important article on the subject - third para:
http://www.authorsguild.org/advocacy/articles/e-book-rights-alert-amazons-kindle-2.html