Remember last month, when Andrew Wylie started publishing e-books on his own, and Random House became very angry and said it would have nothing to with Wylie, and Wylie continued to sell his e-books, and everyone wondered what would become of publishing as we knew it?
Well, everything is OK now. Random House CEO Markus Dohle and Wylie have released a joint statement saying that they are no longer enemies and that Random House gets its e-book rights back:
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.
Guess this means no more of those hilarious joke Twitter feeds, then?