I just discovered that Amazon is offering electronic versions of two of my books: The KGB Bar Reader and The Kind I'm Likely to Get. This is the kind of thing that should be exciting, particularly since the publisher, HarperCollins, stopped bothering with both titles a while ago. But...I own the electronic rights to both books and no one has ever approached me about digital distribution. So, I'll not be seeing a penny for this. Not that Harper ever kept count of my sales. More annoying to me is the fact that they are also violating the rights of the 28 contributers to the KGB book.
Who do I contact about this? Harper doesn't respond to emails. The Author's Guild never got back to me when I inquired about some other copyright infractions a few years ago. And, for the most part, people in publishing likely think I should be happy to have the distribution at all, even if I am the only one not making money on it.
Do I sound bitter?
Time to get back to the writing.