Sorry for the additional post, everyone, but thought this was important enough to send….
It turns out published authors can apply to get payments from Google,
which is settling a class-action lawsuit involving copyright infringement
from its program to digitize all U.S. books.
You can apply for payment for any book published on or before
Jan. 5, 2009. You have to log onto a Web site (www.googlebookssettlement.com http://www.googlebookssettlement.com/ and register your books. We’re not talking about a huge amount of money, maybe $60 to $100 per book written (not per numbers sold). But money is money.
If someone wants to opt out of the settlement, so they can sue Google themselves, all they need to do is to notify the Settlement Administrator by May 5. Otherwise, all you have to do is register your book, as above.