Random House Realizing That Its Old Contracts Don't Cover Ebooks
from the but-it-doesn't-want-you-to-know dept
However, knowing full well that Random House had lost that claim in the past, it looks like Styron's heirs stood up for themselves, and Random House has backed down, allowing them to publish some of his works as ebooks with another publisher. Random House is insisting that this is "an exception," and that it does not apply to other authors. Of course, that's unlikely to be true for authors who signed agreements with Random House prior to it including specific language to deal with ebooks -- meaning that many may now look to publish electronic versions elsewhere.