Stephen King, Andrew Solomon, and a bunch of agents are set to testify in the PRH antitrust trial.

The federal government’s civil suit to block the acquisition of Simon & Schuster by Penguin Random House is chugging along, with the trial set to begin on August 1. Exhibits to the joint pretrial motion, filed July 15, included lists of witnesses for both sides. Witnesses for both sides include literary agents, editors and publishing […] Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2022-07-20 16:13:34 UTC ]
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Stephen King set to testify for gov't in books merger trial

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Stephen King testified against publishing's biggest merger. What you need to know about the antitrust trial

Stephen King testified for the government today, arguing that writers will be harmed if Penguin Random House and Simon & Schuster merge. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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DOJ v PRH: Jonathan Karp and Stephen King Take the Stand

Day two of the DOJ's trial to block PRH from acquiring S&S featured a little star power: bestselling author Stephen King. In terms of the case before the court, however, the highlight of the day was the testimony of S&S CEO Jonathan Karp. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Stephen King testifies against $2B Penguin merger

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‘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... Continue reading at Fast Company

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Stephen King and Owen King’s novel Sleeping Beauties is becoming a comic book series.

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In Post-Trial Briefs, DOJ Says PRH Deal for S&S Must Be Blocked

DOJ attorneys say the proposed acquisition is “precisely the march toward concentration and monopsony power that Congress enacted the Clayton Act to prevent.” Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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In Post-Trial Briefs, PRH Attorneys Say DOJ Failed to Prove Its Case Against S&S Merger

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The PRH Trial Has Revealed a Barely Hidden Scorn for Independent Publishers

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In Final Briefs, DOJ, PRH Flesh Out Arguments Ahead of Trial

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