Inside the Australian and New Zealand book industry

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Publishers ‘directly taking money from authors’ pockets’ in audio deals, says agent

‘The historical and continued insistence by almost all big publishers to acquire audio rights for term of copyright is locking up these books up in a lead box and throwing away the key. It is totally unacceptable in a publishing environment that is desperate to attract new readers.’—Curtis Brown UK literary agent Cathryn Summerhayes says it is ‘totally unacceptable’ for publishers to be sitting on audio rights in the current market environment.

 

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