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Old 02-06-2010, 12:20 AM   #9
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Originally Posted by ShadowAuthor View Post
Well, I think McIntosh brings up some very valid points. Many e-book readers have evinced their hatred of publishers and their willingness to procure e-books from other than reputable sources.

In this day and age, I just can't see why authors don't/can't sell the paper copies of their books through the regular channels, and distribute all electronic versions of their work themselves, thus reaping a larger profit in the process.
For new works, sure, authors can negotiate for the rights to eWorks separate from paper works. For older/existing works?

Let's ask..hey.. Random House!:
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On Friday, Markus Dohle, chief executive of Random House, sent a letter to dozens of literary agents, writing that the company’s older agreements gave it “the exclusive right to publish in electronic book publishing formats.”
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/13/bu.../13ebooks.html
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