Last week John Scalzi, current president of the SFWA, blasted Random House for unconscionable terms in its contracts. Specifically the Hydra imprint, RH’s latest SF/F/H venture that deals only with e-books. Read all about it here.
After the very public row, RH backtracked and amended its boilerplate. See better terms here.
People say Scalzi came out of the dust up looking like Captain America to Random House’s Hydra. I have to agree.
And the Authors’ Guild, not surprisingly, remained silent.