French authors, apportion doubt Kindle Unlimited legality
December 23, 2014 - Kindle Unlimited
French authors’ organisation Societe des Gens de Lettres (SGDL) has criticised Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited e-book service, launched recently in France. The organisation representing 6,000 authors pronounced it was deeply endangered about a new service, costing reduction than EUR 11 a month, for that it has no information about how publishers and authors share revenue.
Although France’s e-book zone has a tiny share of a book sector, a SGDL is disturbed about a outcome total services will have on printed books. It also questions either total subscription services are concordant with France’s law on a singular cost for digital books. Arnaud Nourry, CEO of marketplace heading publisher Hachette Livres, pronounced he was intentionally against to total services, saying them as carrying no clarity other than to destroy a stream mercantile model.
Separately, Les Echos writes that enlightenment apportion Fleur Pellerin has contacted a book go-between on a theme of total e-book subscriptions that does not seem to be lawful. “The 2011 law sets a rule: It is a editor who sets a e-book sales price. On this basis, a offer due by Kindle Unlimited does not seem to be in line with a law,” she said.