Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware
One of the effects of the phenomenal growth of ebooks over the past few
years has been to bring new value to the backlist--both for publishers
who hold the contracts for backlist books, and authors who want the
freedom to exploit a new range of rights. Since many of the most
valuable backlist books were published long before ebooks existed, the issue of who controls electronic rights is a pressing
one, for authors and publishers alike.