A judge ruled that Penguin Random House cannot acquire Simon & Schuster, opening the door to similar government cases that can prove harm to workers rather than consumers.
Editor and critic Ann Kjellberg has written an article discussing how the romance genre was largely written off or ignored during the anti-trust trial.
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Big publishers can leverage smaller marketing spend to greater effect than smaller publishers.
NPD analyst Kristen McLean provided context for the allegation that half of the trade titles published each year sell fewer than a dozen copies.
The unpredictable and subjective nature of publishing can look like incompetence to those outside the industry.
Publishing paths outside the Big Five are considered distinctly unattractive by the Department of Justice in its pre-trial brief.
In November 2021, the US Department of Justice moved to block, on antitrust grounds, the acquisition of Simon & Schuster by Penguin Random House.