Random House Strikes Truce with Wylie Agency

By Jason Boog Comment

rh23.jpgRandom House has struck a truce with Wylie Agency over a public dispute about the Wylie Agency’s eBook push. All “disputed” Random House books will be removed from the Wylie Agency’s Odyssey Editions catalog. The Odyssey Editions catalog now only lists seven titles instead of the original twenty.

The publisher and the agency released a 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.”

The statement concluded: “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.”

Editor’s note: This breaking news post was updated as the story developed. Catalog link via Michael Orthofer.