Links of Interest: October 27, 2021

Surprises An award-winning Spanish female crime writer is in fact three men. They are all TV scriptwriters using a pseudonym. They’ve spent years doing interviews under the fake profile. No comment yet from publisher Penguin Random House. Read Hannah Ryan at CNN. Do you enjoy the show Succession? Book publishing has its own succession story now . . . … Read more

Links of Interest: September 29, 2021

Big Five Publishing Congress questions Big Five publishers about ebook pricing for libraries. Lawmakers are asking each of the Big Five publishers to provide information on the economics of the market, including total revenue from ebook licenses from 2018 to 2020 as well as profit margins for each publisher’s top 100 sellers in both print and … Read more

Links of Interest: September 15, 2021

Legal Big publishers and Amazon move to dismiss booksellers’ class-action lawsuits. Amazon argues that the factual basis for the plaintiffs’ allegations of price-fixing does not exist. Read Andrew Albanese in Publishers Weekly. Educational publisher Pearson is suing Chegg. Pearson says the Chegg Study website sells answers to end-of-chapter questions from 9 . . . This content is only … Read more