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Why wouldn't Harper Lee own Mockingbird?

by lillybrook on August 10, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

It's stories like the one in the current issue of Vanity Fair that cause me to ponder how the book industry should restructure. It needs to anyhow; with all the web publishing, e-books, and the internet the big pub houses aren't doing what they used to do... and neither are agents. If you don't know the article, the 80-year old Lee has charged her agent Samuel Pinkus, or duping her into assigning him copyright of her only book, To Kill a Mockingbird. If she wrote it, especially as a still-living author, it should be hers. Right?


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