After a public battle, Random House has won its fight against the Wylie Agency.
Here is the 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.”
Last month the Wylie Agency angered Random House after partnering with Amazon on exclusive eBook rights to some of its most famed author’s backlist titles. The publisher had vowed not to strike English language deals with the literary agency due to the deal.