PAY CREATORS. PERIOD. It's a tale as old as time, folks... the House of Mouse has been refusing to pay royalties to the great Alan Dean Foster for his many novelizations of Star Wars (including 1976's Star Wars: A New Hope), Alien, etc. In the entertainment industry, this is what's known as "a d*** move." In other news, Audible (owned by Amazon) is pushing a ridiculous return policy that steals money from the pockets of authors. Fans gotta rise up... to discuss this, we brought in author & publisher John G. Hartness, he of the often-colorful hair and always-colorful language. Listen & learn what we can all do to make the entertainment industry more fair to the people who make the stuff we love.
Verge Article on Alan Dean Foster/Disney: https://www.theverge.com/2020/11/19/21578621/disney-alan-dean-foster-royalties-copyright-law
Message from Mary Robinette Kowal/SFWA: https://www.sfwa.org/2020/11/18/disney-must-pay/
Susan May Blog - https://www.susanmaywriter.net/single-post/audiblegate-the-incredible-story-of-missing-sales
Petition from Writer’s Guild: https://www.authorsguild.org/industry-advocacy/sign-our-letter-and-tell-audible-to-stop-charging-authors-for-returns
Writer Beware: https://accrispin.blogspot.com/
File 770: http://file770.com/how-audibles-returns-policy-exploits-writers/
Cory Doctorow: https://twitter.com/doctorow/status/1323469836941340672
Scribd ($10/mo plan read or listen to as much as you want): https://www.scribd.com/
Audiobooks for free in return for reviews:
Find John Hartness:
Falstaff Books - free shipping through Dec 7!: http://falstaffbooks.com/
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