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Old 08-26-2010, 01:00 AM   #1
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Amazon loses exclusive deal with Andrew Wiley

I, for one, am glad. I hate exclusive deals.

http://www.engadget.com/2010/08/25/a...-andrew-wiley/
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Old 08-26-2010, 08:43 AM   #2
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Who is Andrew Wiley? I tried to Google him and got nothing. Is that a terribly spelled version of Andrew Wylie??
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Old 08-26-2010, 08:50 AM   #3
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I thought that it was explained pretty clearly in the article that's linked to. It's a literary agency.
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Even though the exclusive deal wasn't good for readers, the breakout idea was exciting for writers. I'm sorry to see Wylie cave so soon.
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Who is Andrew Wiley? I tried to Google him and got nothing. Is that a terribly spelled version of Andrew Wylie??
Good catch. In my defense, Engadget got it wrong, too. I just copied and pasted their title.
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Oh, I remember reading about that deal! 20 classic books lost to me as e-books because I don't have a Kindle. I do hope this means the idea of exclusivity was abandoned.
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I don't like exclusive deals, either, but I don't know that giving Random House control of the titles is going to help readers any.
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Good catch. In my defense, Engadget got it wrong, too. I just copied and pasted their title.
Shows how out of touch with the publishing industry Engadget is. Misspelling "Wylie" repeatedly would be like spelling it "Appel" or "Hulet-Packard." Wylie's a big deal in publishing.
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