Earlier we reported that French publishers decried Wylie’s publishing venture. Now it looks as if their protest has been effective.
The Bookseller is reporting:
… Wylie has moved to reassure the French trade that he will no longer be withholding digital rights.
He said: “Physical and digital rights will be together [in France], which is what we always wanted.”
Flammarion chief executive Teresa Cremisi said: “Everything will be resolved. It was like a summer fever—amazing. But he has now abandoned his project and that is a good thing.”
Another publisher, who declined to be named, said Wylie had “capitulated”. “He had been refusing to sell us digital rights, but he now says that he will. He realised that he could not hold his position.”