Sunday, April 4, 2010

The Biographical Dictionary of Authors Guild Insiders: Sandy Long

SF blog io9 editor Annalee Newitz's long and thoughtful piece about "5 Ways The Google Book Settlement Will Change The Future of Reading" reminds me that it is time to post another entry in The Biographical Dictionary of Authors Guild Insiders. The Authors Guild “insiders” are those senior staff members who worked in smoke-filled backrooms with the Guild's publishing allies to craft a spurious legal agreement in a brazen attempt to sell the copyrighted works of tens of thousands of non-Guild writers to Google for $125 million. Here's today's entry:

Sandy Long, Marketing Director for the Guild, has 25 years of experience in the book industry, including work with major booksellers and as senior vice president of Spier New York, a leading book marketing company. Ms. Long consulted on all matters pertaining to the marketing of books under the settlement. [The Public Index]

Other entries include biographical sketches of Guild executive director Paul Aiken, general counsel Jan Constantine, director of legal services Anita Fore, and consultant Simon Marcus.

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