‘Fantastical claims’ and Stephen King: Penguin Random House and DOJ face off for antitrust battle

In one of the biggest antitrust showdowns of President Biden’s tenure, the Justice Department is pulling out the big guns to stop a mega-publishing merger. The Justice Department’s ambitious bid to stop Penguin Random House from buying rival publisher Simon & Schuster has started taking on more of the trappings of a legal thriller.Read Full Story Continue reading at 'Fast Company'

[ Fast Company | 2022-07-25 16:10:21 UTC ]
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Authors Guild urges DOJ to stop Simon & Schuster and Penguin Random House merger

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