Posted on 09/19/2018 at 10:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
We promise this isn’t a Talk Like A Pirate Day joke — The Digital Reader really did report on print-on-demand publishers sharing books that are still under copyright.
A heads-up author discovered that one of his books, Finding God in North Carolina, has made its way to Amazon — without his consent — via POD company Forgotten Books.
That news prompted Nate Hoffelder at The Digital Reader to check out Forgotten Books again.
Previously the company charged a subscription fee for its catalogue of public domain books, in addition to selling printed copies.
Now it seems, to Hoffelder, that Forgotten Books is either, accidentally or on purposely, grabbing copyrighted works.
It has 80,000 titles on Amazon, which may be a drop in the bucket, but it also may be worth looking into, to ensure your works aren’t among them.
You can also read Hoffelder's full post here.
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