September 18, 2019

Piracy: “Publishers Will Drop Authors if ‘Digital Libraries’ Continue, Chocolat Writer Warns”

From The Telegraph (UK):

The rise of “digital libraries” will see authors ditched by their publishers, the novelist Joanne Harris has claimed.

The warning comes amid the growing popularity of sites such as the eBook Bike website, which allows readers to download titles for free.

Travis McCrea, owner of eBook Bike, is a Vancouver-based businessman who publishes hundreds of books for readers to access online in what he describes as a “digital library”.

But authors claim that many of the books available on his site have been put up without their consent – breaching copyright and depriving them of income from their work.

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Gary Price About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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