Random House accused of ‘predatory’ contracts for new ebook imprint

Writers' organisation charges Hydra, a digital-only science fiction imprint, with offering 'horrendously bad' terms to authors

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) organisation has attacked Random House's new Hydra imprint calling it "predatory" and "exploitative".

It comes after the association removed the digital-only SF imprint from the list of publishers whose authors qualify for SFWA membership, and the SFWA president John Scalzi called the terms Hydra appeared to be offering authors "horrendously bad", advising writers to "run away as fast as your legs or other conveyances will carry [...] Read More

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