You May Be Entitled to $60+ From Google!

Filed in Gather Books Essential by on March 12, 2009 0 Comments

I discovered that all of my novels are available FOR FRREE on Google.  I’m not pleased.  http://books.google.com/books?rview=1&as_brr=3&q=author+%22Ben+W.+Gardner%22&btnG=Search+Books

In case you’ve been living under a rock, there is a pending class-action settlement involving authors / publishers and Google. Basically, the lawsuit was brought by authors and publishers who claimed Google violated their copyrights when it scanned books and featured them, or portions thereof, online without permission of the copyright holders. Of course, Google denies the claims (snicker) even though the books are still featured at books.google.com!

Anyway, what’s in it for you? Well, you get to decide. You can either opt-in and get $60 per book (read the fine print!) if you are the sole copyright holder of a book. Or, you can opt-out (which means you can sue Google later if you want to).

Read the article here:
http://writersweekly.com/the_latest_from_angelahoycom/005247_03112009.html

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