Posted on August 2, 2022 at 2:33 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
Author Stephen King took the stand for the US Department of Justice — and against his publisher — this morning.
The prolific and bestselling novelist was a witness for the government in its suit to stop the merger of Penguin Random House and Simon & Schuster, the latter of which is currently King's publisher.
The Associated Press reports that King expressed concern for authors' ability to make money now, even without the merger, and skepticism at the publishers' claims that they would still bid against each other to sign books.
“You might as well say you’re going to have a husband and wife bidding against each other for the same house,” he said.
King voluntarily testified for the DOJ and was not questioned at all by an attorney representing the publishers.
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