Random House, which charged last month that The Wylie Agency might be in murky legal waters by releasing e-book editions of titles by some of its authors, seems to have won the showdown, so to speak. The publisher and the agency have just released this joint statement:
"We are pleased to announce that The Wylie Agency and Random House have resolved our differences over the disputed Random House titles which have been included in the Odyssey Editions e-book publishing program. These titles are being removed from that program and taken off-sale. We have agreed that Random House shall be the exclusive e-book publisher of these titles for those territories in which Random House U.S. controls their rights. The titles soon will be available for sale on a non-exclusive basis through all of Random House's current e-book customers. Random House is resuming normal business relations with the Wylie Agency for English-language manuscript submissions and potential acquisitions, and we both are glad to be able to put this matter behind us."
More to come on this as we reach out to both parties.