A Writers’ Bill of Rights?

Earlier this week the Writers’ Union of Canada released “A Writer’s Bill of Rights for the Digital Age.” The 12-point document addresses concerns and challenges writers face due to the changing publishing landscape, as the industry transitions from a traditional to digital model.

Demands include that “the publisher shall split the net proceeds of ebook sales equally with the author” and that “when a book is out of print in print form, continuing sales in electronic form shall not prevent a rights reversion to the author.” Author Greg Hollingshead, chair of the Writers’ Union of Canada, answered some questions about the bill of rights… READ MORE