Publishing Isn’t Paying

Record profits in Big 5 fails to provide a living wage  Since the pandemic first began, authors and publishing employees have broken the silence and begun to speak up against income disparity within the industry. While these discussions have shed light on the wage gap between marginalized and non-marginalized authors, demands for a living wage… Read More

Publishing Delays Slated To Continue Regardless of Covid-19

Covid-19 has been the bearer of blame for disruptions throughout the publishing industry. Yet many of these issues were not caused by the pandemic, simply exacerbated by it. With the U.S. economy running on a tight supply chain (a system so delicate that it regularly suffers from hiccups), it was only a matter of time… Read More

MFNs: how an Amazon contractual byline is upending the publishing market.

In the latest update of the ongoing e-book price-fixing lawsuit, Hagens Berman has served Amazon and Big Five publishers with a whopping 56-page opposition to the defendant’s motion for dismissal. While Amazon et al argues that this case has no evidence to support it, Berman illustrates that this case, much like their previous price-fixing lawsuits,… Read More

Amazon and Big Five Accused of Price Fixing Not Once, But Twice

With capitalism continuing to surge and tighten its hold on the market, price fixing is becoming an ever expanding issue. This happens when companies confer with each other about what prices should be, instead of coming to their own prices without comparing notes with the competition (in a bet to increase their own profits and… Read More