Hesperus and Hachette reach Jonasson settlement

Hesperus and Hachette reach Jonasson settlement

Hesperus Press and Hachette Book Group have reached a settlement concerning the royalty pay dispute for bestselling author Jonas Jonasson, which became public last year.

As part of the agreement The Bookseller understands Hesperus Press has made a first payment of 25% of the money owed to Jonasson, who has only received a “small amount” of the royalty payments on his UK sales of the hit title The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared, which has sold 573,264 copies for £4.22m in the UK to date and over 700,000 e-books. While HBG said the terms of the agreement were ...

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