September 9, 2009. Authors who support the Google Book Settlement as a way to provide greater access to their books and make additional money from those works need to do nothing to be a party to it and enjoy its benefits. Still, many have decided to make their support known. Here's a list of Authors Guild members who have taken a public position in support of the settlement.
Roy Blount, Jr.
Gail Carson Levine
Mary Pope Osborne
Barbara Nevins Taylor
Barbara Taylor Bradford
The Google Book Settlement would make millions of out-of-print books available to readers again. The agreement opens new markets, and that's a good thing for readers and authors. It offers to make millions upon millions of out-of-print books available for free online viewing at 16,500 public library buildings and more than 4,000 colleges and universities, and that's a great thing for readers, students and scholars. These authors, like many others, appreciate the benefits of the Google Book Settlement and strongly believe that it should be approved.
For more information, please visit the Authors Guild’s settlement resources page.