Penguin's author talks stall

<p>Joel Rickett</p><p>This week's summit between Penguin's senior management and authors resulted in a stalemate, with neither side giving ground over the financial or legal implications of the publisher's supply crisis.</p><p>The Society of Authors (SoA) and the Association of Authors' Agents (AAA) called a meeting with Penguin to discuss concerns over the impact of its distribution backlog. The groups want Penguin to offer its authors compensation for lost sales and royalties. But while the publisher has been in extended dialogue with most of its authors, it has ruled out compensation, d...

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