Will Publishing’s Latest Merger Monopolize the Industry?

Will Publishing’s Latest Merger Monopolize the Industry?

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Abstract

The news that publishing giants Penguin Random House and Simon & Schuster were merging caused multiple writers’ organizations to appeal to the U.S. Department of Justice in early 2021 to protest the merger, saying that the creation of a “superpublisher” would effectively establish a monopoly in the industry. This case reviews the details and asks students to discuss the merger and the arguments against it.

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