quick note.pngThe following joint statement was reprinted in Publishers Weekly:

“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.”

No other details yet.


  1. Right now, the books are still available for sale at Amazon, though presumably that will change soon. I would assume that since Random House is not part of the agency cartel, that Amazon is likely to keep the prices of these books at $9.99 when they return, but who knows.

    This agreement affects 13 of the 20 Odyssey books.

  2. As Sherri noted, as of the moment, Amazon is still selling all of them, and they’re being sold via Odyssey Editions.

    B&N now has seven of the thirteen titles available via Random House. B&N has priced six of those titles at $9.99, and Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children at $9.29. I expect the other six titles to follow fairly soon.

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