[A2k] National Writers Union meeting with the American Library Association in Washington (on Orphan Works)

Erik Josefsson erik.hjalmar.josefsson at gmail.com
Mon Apr 21 09:24:37 PDT 2014


On 04/19/2014 11:23 PM, Erik Josefsson wrote:
> (e.g. the different effects the directive would have on publishers and authors)

Here's a self publishing author claiming that "a big publisher has to
sell more than six times as many books for the author to earn the same
net profit" and "You can make a profit by self-publishing and selling
one-sixth of the copies that a traditional publisher would have to sell."

http://www.writerswebsiteplanner.com/book/self_pub/book_self_economics.html

This brings back the "what is normal exploitation" question, and also
the question of what Berne's "formalities" could mean today.

Anyone has a definition of what a "formality" is?

//Erik







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