Aug. 8, 2011
SEATTLE — Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro, a consumer-rights class-action law firm, is investigating claims that several large e-book publishers are under-reporting the number of e-books sold, paying authors less than their share of royalties.
E-book authors typically receive royalty statements, which report the number of e-books sold in a specified time period. The authors are paid based on these sales numbers.
According to reports, the so-called “big six” e-book publishers may be using an outdated accounting systems to track the sales of e-books. As a result, some authors have reported various accounting errors on their statements, including the under-reporting of sales of the e-books.
If you are an author who has noticed inconsistencies in your royalty statements, you can contact Hagens Berman to discuss your legal options by calling 206-623-7292. Attorney Jeff Friedman is leading the investigation and can be contacted at Ebookroyalties@hbsslaw.com.
You can also learn more about the investigation at www.hbsslaw.com/e-bookroyalties. The firm will treat all information shared as confidential.
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