One Writer Using Substack Has Made Over $1M – In The News – 10/14/2023

One Writer Using Substack Has Made Over $1M – In The News – 10/14/2023

The founder of substack lives in Maine with her lobster-fisherman husband.
Is Substack a Brave New World for Academic Publishing?
“In fact, Letters From an American—which situates a day’s events within their historical context—is widely considered to be one of the most successful newsletters on the platform. Various estimates have put its author’s annual revenue from 1.2 million subscribers at anything between $1 million and $5 million.”

Isn’t this simply choosing one opinion over another?
CBC leaked emails tell reporters to not use ‘terrorist’ in Hamas coverage: ‘This is opinion, not fact’
“Our description should be fact-based, referring to the end of permanent Israeli military presence on the ground.”

Can an author really force a school to buy his/her book???
Authors and Students Sue Florida Education Officials to Restore Access to Banned Book
“They all want access to And Tango Makes Three at school because they are drawn to the book’s depiction of LGBTQ+ characters, or want to read about animals, or find the illustrations appealing, the lawsuit says.”

Drew Barrymore dropped after writer’s strike pushback.
LeVar Burton replaces Drew Barrymore as host of National Book Awards
“Our commitment is to ensure that the focus of the Awards remains on celebrating writers and books, and we are grateful to Ms. Barrymore and her team for their understanding in this situation.”

I predict this will end up in court.
UK: Society of Authors Questions Spotify’s Publisher Deals
“’As far as we are aware,’ the society’s leadership writes, ‘no authors or agents have been approached for permission for such licenses, and authors have not been consulted on license or payment terms.'”

We applaud the action as well! Remember, we sued Amazon back in 2008 over buy buttons, and we won.
Book Business Applauds Government Lawsuit Against Amazon
“An industry lawyer, who wished to remain anonymous, gave a more nuanced view in wondering why it took the government so long to act, pointing to the infamous buy button case in 2010, when Amazon pulled Macmillan’s buy buttons in a dispute over e-book terms.”

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