The groups argue Audible should be required to "license the rights it seeks to exploit for its profit—just as others must—as required by copyright law and fundamental fairness.”
Lawyers for Audible are doubling down on their claim that a lawsuit filed by seven publishers over Audible’s forthcoming Captions program is fundamentally a contract dispute.
Through a deal with Apple, titles selected for the club will be promoted in the tech giant's bookstore, and authors of those books selected will be interviewed by Oprah Winfrey in a new series that will stream on Apple's new streaming service, Apple TV+.
In filings made September 20, lawyers for publishers rejected Audible's suggestion that the dispute over Captions is a contract issue, and argued that the program, if allowed to include their works, would clearly infringe their copyrights and cause 'irreparable' harm.
Baker & Taylor Publisher Services has signed 12 new sales and distribution partner agreements, including five Christian publishers.
HarperCollins has teamed with the Ingram Content Group to create a year-round quick reorder program for bookstores in 10 western states.
This fall, U.K. publisher Can of Worms is publishing a memoir by an 88-year-old Holocaust survivor that it acquired this past spring at the London Book Fair from hybrid publisher White River Press.
The U.S. Justice Department this week filed suit against former NSA contractor and whistleblower Edward Snowden and his publisher, Macmillan, looking to seize Snowden's proceeds from his new memoir, arguing that the manuscript violates nondisclosure agreements Snowden signed.
In a pair of briefs, Audible argued that Captions is simply a tool for enhancing audiobooks, and rejected what they see as an attempt to “paint Audible and its customers as copyright pirates guilty of ‘classic, willful' copyright infringement.’
In a letter, shared with PW, Audible acknowledged they had received a September 9 IBPA request to exclude 27 IBPA members from the Captions program, and replied that the program would launch on a limited basis only.
The streaming, publishing, and distribution platform offering online global access to anime, manga, and other Asian pop content, has acquired a majority interest in Viz Media Europe Group, a key distributor of manga and anime in Europe.
The first six months of 2019 were something of a mixed bag for trade publishers whose financial results are publicly reported.
Arcadia Publishing, the hyper-local book publisher, has acquired Wildsam, publisher of the Wildsam Field Guides series.
Independent science fiction and fantasy publisher Baen Books has partnered with audiobook company RBmedia for an audiobook program. Under the agreement, the two companies will publish more than 170 audiobooks over the next three years.
Affordable rents and the ever-burgeoning Brooklyn literary community have drawn indie presses to the Old American Can Factory in Gowanus.
The Association of American Publishers has filed suit in a bid to stop Audible from moving ahead with its plans to implement its Audible Captions program. Under Captions, Audible will transcribe a book’s audio in order to create text that will run along with the audio, something publishers see as copyright infringement.
It's been nearly a year and a half since Judith Regan's most recent publishing venture, Regan Arts, faded from view. With a just-announced acquisition—a book by disgraced author/journalist Mark Halperin about President Trump's 2020 election prospects—industry insiders are wondering whether Regan is trying to get back to, and in, business.
Olivia Waite's 'The Lady’s Guide to Celestial Mechanics' hits a third printing following its selection as the featured title in an annual book club event held by a Los Angeles bookstore.
Following the Nobel Laureate's death, her publisher will print 225,000 new copies total of her books to meet increasing demand.
An August 12 letter, signed by three U.S. senators, raised concerns that the data harvested by digital educational publishers “could pose a serious risk to students, parents, and educational institutions" if "stolen, collected, or sold without their permission.”