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All our titles are available as paperback, hardback and audiobook and sold through our national distributors (Gardner's and Bertram's) who supply all high-street stores and online retailers (such as amazon). In order to go down the e-book route we would be required to create ".epub" and ".mobi" formats of our titles which would be compatible with e-book readers such as the kindle.
Does not the places like Amazon deal with copyright for you please?
But is that a term of any agreement, it needs your prior written agreement? Don't the channels you use suggest they can make their own agreements?
Let me re-address the original query, if we found out that someone or company is distributing and selling our titles (in e-format) and online without our consent is there anything we can do legally to stop them and enforce the the complete removal of the content?
You would be able to seek an injunction, but only in the UK.
You would need to complete forms N1 http://hmctsformfinder.justice.gov.uk/courtfinder/forms/n001-eng.pdf and N16a http://hmctsformfinder.justice.gov.uk/courtfinder/forms/n016a-eng.pdf
The matter would go before a Judge and you could ask that they be stopped.
You own the copyright and as a publisher can say who it goes to
So if someone is re-selling it then you can sue for breach of intellectual copyright
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