Former leading New Zealand publisher and bookseller, and widely experienced judge of both the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, talks about what he is currently reading, what impresses him and what doesn't, along with chat about the international English language book scene, and links to sites of interest to booklovers.
Saturday, August 29, 2015
Fifty Shades publisher 'must set aside' $10m in royalties spat
27 August 2015 - BBC News
A woman who helped publish the Fifty Shades series but was defrauded out of royalties could be set to receive millions of dollars in damages.
A US judge ordered Australian Amanda Hayward to set aside $10.7m (£6.9m) for Jennifer Pedroza, a Texas resident. The pair were partners in a small online publishing firm that initially issued the blockbuster erotic trilogy. A jury decided in February that Ms Pedroza had been conned when the rights were sold to Random House. More