Roxana Robinson Elected as President of The Authors Guild

The Authors Robinson2_JoyceRavid[1]Guild announced on Monday that Roxana Robinson, an American novelist and biographer, has been elected to replace Scott Turow as president.At its annual meeting on Wednesday of last week, The Authors Guild members also elected Judy Blume, Richard Russo, and James Shapiro as co-vice presidents. CJ Lyons joined the Guild’s executive Council.

Mr Turow led The Authors Guild through a tumultuous time that included the rise of independent authors as they gained more ways to bypass publishers and reach readers directly, the rise and fall of Agency pricing, and a surging global ebook market.

During his tenure, Mr Turow oversaw 2 important legal battles that were successfully resolved with rulings that confirmed the definition of fair use, benefiting publishers and the public alike. The Google Books case, which was initially filed in 2005, and the HaithiTrust case, which was filed and resolved on Mr Turow's watch, both resulted in rulings that will help creators in the long run.

The Authors Guild is of course appealing those rulings: “Groundbreaking lawsuits are most often decided in higher courts,” said Mr. Turow. “We know we were right to bring these cases, and we expect to prevail at the end of the day.”

 

 

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9 Comments on Roxana Robinson Elected as President of The Authors Guild

  1. I thought this was a quote from the news release and was shocked that they would actually write it. 🙂

    “…The Google Books case, which was initially filed in 2005, and the HaithiTrust case, which was filed and resolved on Mr Turow’s watch, both resulted in rulings that will help creators in the long run.

    The Authors Guild is of course appealing those rulings:…”

  2. Well I guess he’s gone now so everything’s dandy!

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