Random House Re-ignites Royalty Debate With 50-50 Split On Ebook Net Revenues
- Random House's buying spree. Pedersen, Martin // Publishers Weekly;5/27/1996, Vol. 243 Issue 22, p25
Points out how Random House has been signing a number of authors including three big names who were previously based elsewhere. Signing of Alice Walker, Tracy Kidder and Deborah Tannen; Comment of Executive Editor Kate Medina of Random House; Brief comments about the respective agreements.
- For Major Pubs, Will Print No Longer Be the Norm? // Publishers Weekly;10/28/2013, Vol. 260 Issue 43, p4
The article discusses concerns by authors' agents over the possible transition to book publishing contracts that do not explicitly include provisions mandating a print edition release. Many publishers offer contracts limited to electronic books (e-books), but some agents fear that future...
- THE ESCALATING E-RIGHTS WAR. Whittall, Zoe; MacDonald, Scott // Quill & Quire;May2010, Vol. 76 Issue 4, p8
The article focuses on the effort of various authors and publishers to address the consensus on royalty rates as electronic books continue their ascendency in the Canadian market. It cites the two U.S. publishing houses, Random House Inc. and Harper Collins, which raised the ire of the country's...
- `Spy' co-founder to write novel. J.Q. // Publishers Weekly;12/2/1996, Vol. 243 Issue 49, p17
Announces that Random House has acquired the first novel by Kurt Andersen, co-founder of `Spy.' Working title being `Turn of the Century'; Theme; Other details about the author; Publication not yet set by Ann Gordoff, Random House editorial director.
- Agents, RH clash on contract language. Reid, Calvin // Publishers Weekly;10/31/1994, Vol. 241 Issue 44, p10
Reports on the debate between the Association of Author's Representatives (AAR) and Random House concerning the language of the company's book contract. Letter by Random House chief executive officer, Alberto Vitale suggesting antitrust implications; Background of the controversy; Comment by...
- Random House to set up 'books-on-demand' unit. // Seybold Report on Publishing Systems;08/21/2000, Vol. 29 Issue 18, p2
Reports on publisher Random House Inc.'s plan to set up a unit, to be called AtRandom, that would focus on the electronic publication of book titles. Initial number of titles to be published; Distribution channels.
- Publishers Launch Children's e-books. // School Library Journal;Dec2001, Vol. 47 Issue 12, p15
Reports that Random House and Scholastic Inc. have launched campaigns to put electronic-books on young people's computer screens. Electronic-books that Random House initially offers.
- SWEEPING BACK IN. // Library Journal;10/15/2011, Vol. 136 Issue 17, p71
The article reports that publisher Random House will re-issue in electronic format the "Bantam Loveswept" series of books.
- News Briefs. // Publishers Weekly;3/18/2013, Vol. 260 Issue 11, p4
The article presents several publishing industry news briefs as of March 18, 2013. Topics include changes to author contracts for Random House digital imprints, a report of increased bookstore sales for January 2013, and a deal for two electronic books by romance author Sylvia Day at Harlequin.