As big North American publishers become ever bigger, authors lose opportunities to place their work and readers lose the chance to avail themselves of riskier books.
Penguin Random House is the latest publisher to feel the burn from a marquee author’s reputational flame-out
Publishers are increasingly relying on morals clauses to shield them from blowback should an author’s bad behaviour become public scandal.
The potential combined market clout of two major multinationals provides potential negative results for independent publishers, authors, and readers alike.
The publishers’ suit argues that the Internet Archive is engaging in wholesale piracy by offering users free access to in-copyright books.