“Sauropod specialist Mike Taylor notes growing concern among scientists about the heavy-handed takedown practices of academic publishing company Elsevier, including serving DMCA notices on contributing authors who also self-publish their papers.
Raymond Carver signing books, New York City, 1988
Does an author have the right to prevent people from copying their book(s) for free? Should authors have this right? Does it matter?
The front page of the New York Times Book Review has always beenâ€”and continues to beâ€”a much coveted spot for authors and publishers alike. But just how much does a Book Review cover affect a bookâ€™s sales in todayâ€™s publishing climate
PW found that the Gray Lady still has influence in the minds of readers, though not nearly on a big enough scale to seriously alter a bookâ€™s fortunes…