Authors could become an 'endangered species' thanks to e-book deals
The proliferation of e-books threatens the livelihoods of already struggling authors, according to the Society of Authors. Coverage in The Telegragh references an earlier report from Professor Johanna Gibson: “It follows a study, conducted by Queen Mary, University of London, published in April last year which showed just one in ten authors can now afford to earn a living from writing alone. This equated to a drop from 40 per cent from just a decade ago.”
- Professor Johanna Gibson is Herchel Smith Professor of Intellectual Property Law at QMUL's Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS) and Editor-In-Chief of the Queen Mary Journal of Intellectual Property (QMJIP).