In a letter to members, Authors Guild president and bestselling novelist Scott Turow tackled the growing controversy over Wiley’s contract letter for Bloomberg Press authors, writing: “Wiley should knock it off and do the right thing.”
Yesterday, the Authors Guild sent a letter to members, urging Bloomberg Press writers to reconsider signing a letter from John Wiley & Sons. Wiley acquired Bloomberg Press in March, and the company has sent a letter to hundreds of Bloomberg writers “about a few differences in the accounting systems of Bloomberg and Wiley.”
Wiley responded: “Wiley is committed to the Bloomberg authors and is confident we will provide the best possible working relationships for them.” Read Wiley’s whole statement here. The Authors Guild response is embedded below.