Open Road Fires Back at HarperCollins In Copyright Case
In a court filing last week, Open Road attorneys assailed what they described as HarperCollins’s “extreme” proposal for an injunction and more than $1.1 million in legal fees and damages to settle claims stemming from Open Road’s unauthorized e-book edition of Jean Craighead George’s Julie of the Wolves.
AAP, BISG End BookStats Agreement
BookStats, the statistics program formed out of an agreement between the Association of American Publishers and the Book Industry Study Group, is being discontinued, effective immediately.
S&S Opens E-book Lending To All Libraries
Following a “successful pilot program” in 20 library systems, S&S will now open its catalogue of e-books to all libraries nationwide.
Hastings Merger Can Move Forward
A Texas court has cleared the way for Hastings to move ahead with its merger with companies controlled by Joel Weinshanker. Hastings has scheduled a special shareholders meeting on July 15 to get approval for the deal.
New Government Axes Fixed Pricing in Quebec
Following a spring election, the new provincial government killed legislation that would have prevented any book from being discounted by more than 10% during its first nine months on sale.
Berrett-Koehler Heading to Oakland
Berrett-Koehler Publishers announced it will relocate to Oakland, Calif., in October, after being based in San Francisco for the last 22 years.
Robin Adelson Stepping Down
Robin Adelson, executive director of Children’s Book Council and Every Child a Reader, will resign from her posts at the end of 2014.
In the Memoirs section of our Fall Announcements issue (June 23), we incorrectly stated that author Charles M. Blow murdered an older cousin who molested him when he was a child. Blow considered murdering the cousin, but did not commit the murder.