Publisher's Weekly: Silence Speaks Loudly
It's more than a little frustrating to have PW's reporting so obviously biased when it's used by many in the book trade to form their opinions in this issue ... or should I say to "misinform their opinions?"
Date: Thu, 08 Jun 2006 10:05:31
From: Lewis Perdue
Subject: Vanity Fair / Da Vinci Code
Dear Ms. Nelson:
PW has consistently stated (most recently June 6) that I sued Random House for copyright infringement. That is incorrect. Random House sued me.
All of my subsequent legal action has been to defend myself, primarily against Random House's written threat of punitive financial retribution against me.
In addition, if your reporters include a comment or quote from Random House on an issue of this sort, don't you think it is appropriate for your reporters to attempt some sort of fairness by contacting me for comment as well? That was not done in your June 6 article nor in any articles previously printed.
I am not asking for special treatment, just for articles dealing with me to be accurate and fair.
There is a lot to this story that runs counter to the Random House spin machine's line. Your readers might even find some of that worthwhile and interesting reading.
Thank you very much for your kind consideration. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help.