It looks like the startup founded by the former CEO of HarperCollins might have stepped on someone’s toes. Lawyers for HarperCollins filed a lawsuit late last week, and they accused OpenRoad of publishing an eBook that HC had the rights to.
OpenRoad had recently signed a deal with Jean Craighead George. They were planning to release an eBook version of the award-winning children’s book Julie of the Wolves. Unfortunately for them, it looks like George had already signed away the rights.