|Huntsville AL 2014-5|
Hoeg Law looks at a major Biden DOJ lawsuit based on antitrust acts, trying to stop Penguin Random House and Simon and Schuster from merging (#1and #4 trade book publishers in the US).
One theory is that established author advances would decrease reducing the capacity of some authors to earn a living and therefore reducing the choice of quality books for consumers.
Authors Guild mainly enrolls authors who make income this way.
Yet Hoeg recognizes that self-publishing, if competitively a long haulm appeals to many writers.
There is a new service offered by some self-publishing companies called book “accreditation” which seems murky.