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‘Bill of rights’ for writers seeks bigger share of e-book revenue

The Writers’ Union of Canada has released A Writer’s Bill of Rights for the Digital Age that addresses challenges writers face as the publishing industry moves to a digital model.

Demands in the 12-point document released Thursday include that “the publisher shall split the net proceeds of e-book sales equally with the author” and “when a book is out of print in print form, continuing sales in electronic form shall not prevent a rights reversion to the author.”

Edmonton author Greg Hollingshead, chairman of the Writers’ Union of Canada, answered some questions about the bill of rights.

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