eBook Rights: The Role Of Publishers Is Greater Than It May Seem

03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • JONATHAN GALASSI The New York Times

News that the heirs of William Styron, the author of "Sophie's Choice," are licensing the electronic-publishing rights for some of his Random House books to Open Road Integrated Media got me to pondering: Are e-books a new frontier in publishing, a fresh version of the author's work? Or are they simply the latest editions of the books produced by publishers like Random House?

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