Thursday, March 17, 2011

No breakthrough over author e-book rights in France ahead of fair

The Bookseller: "French authors have urged culture minister Frederic Mitterrand to intecede in order to break the deadlock in their negotiations with publishers over electronic rights. For the second year running, the Permanent Council of Writers (Conseil Permanent des Ecrivains, CPE) and the French Publishers Association (Syndicat National de l’Edition, SNE) have tried and failed to conclude an agreement in time for the Paris Book Fair. ..."