Well...talk about having your bad karma come back to haunt you...
Five conservative authors have sued their publisher, Regnery Publishing for cheating them out of their fair share of royalties, claiming that they were selling their books at a steep discount to other companies owned by the publisher.
The authors argue that in reducing royalty payments, the publisher is maximizing its profits and the profits of its parent company at their expense.
“They’ve structured their business essentially as a scam and are defrauding their writers,” Mr. Miniter said in an interview, “causing a tremendous rift inside the conservative community.”
Well, I hate to say it, but isn't running a fraudulent, shady sort of business whose main goal is to maximize its profits--even at the expense of customers, employees, contractors, and whatever else stands in the way of a dollar what the Republicans' vision of unregulated capitalism all about?
But here was the bit that stood out for me:
Joel Mowbray, author of “Dangerous Diplomacy: How the State Department Threatens America’s Security,” said he was particularly disappointed in Regnery and Eagle because they had so championed conservative authors. “These guys created the conservative book market,” Mr. Mowbray said. “Before them, conservatives were having to fight, generally unsuccessfully, to get books published.”
Does this mean the end of the Right Wing Noise Machine's portal into the book market? That we'll see fewer books glorifying the neocon brand of protofascism?