It looks like it's official.
Penguin Books, one of the biggest publishers in the world, and in operation since 1935 is going to merge with Random House, as per an agreement between their parent companies, the media giants Pearson and Bertelsmann.
This is after posting my own objections to the merger, and Rupert Murdoch getting some giggles by having News Corp bid for Penguin, probably just to make the elite literati shit a collective brick.
I'm not particularly happy with this news. It's going to start a contraction in the publishing industry that will hurt writers and readers.
Speaking of books, let's move onto a happier subject. My e-book STUDIO NOTES FOR LITERARY CLASSICS is now available from Amazon for $2.99.
Over 200 enlightening, entertaining, and enraging little missives from an alternate universe where the great works of humanity's literary canon had to deal with the meddling that goes into today's feature films.
If you want me to stop shilling it, buy a copy, give it as a gift that will amaze your friends and worry your family.