Random House throw a snit over Andrew Wylie

This post is a follow up to the the posts here and here.

This keeps getting better and better. Random House Worldwide just released this statement:

The Wylie Agency’s decision to sell e-books exclusively to Amazon for titles which are subject to active Random House agreements undermines our longstanding commitments to and investments in our authors, and it establishes this Agency as our direct competitor.  Therefore, regrettably, Random House on a worldwide basis will not be entering into any new English-language business agreements with the Wylie Agency until this situation is resolved.”

They just now realized that in the digital world made the traditional job of publishers irrelevant (Wylie's deal with Amazon proves that). So they respond by throwing a snit. Talk about sticking your head in the sand.

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1 Comment on Random House throw a snit over Andrew Wylie

  1. So, as punishment for abandoning their sinking ship, the crew of the dilapidated square-rigger Random House tell Wylie they will not allow him back aboard. Meanwhile, Wylie and his authors speed off into the future on state-of-the-art power yachts. Survival of the fittest.

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