Random House Revises Hydra Imprint Terms

Public pressure that started with the SFWA appears to have played a big role in Random House revising the terms for all four of their digital-first imprints: Hydra, Alibi, Flirt and Loveswept. They’ve announced the basics on their site.

Authors now have the option of a more typical advance and royalty model contract, or the zero-advance net revenue split modified to remove the provision where the author pays the costs of publishing. The reversion terms are also clearly defined now. All in all, these look like a more reasonable baseline proposal for negotiating a final contract.

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