The Novelist Richard Ford Leaves Knopf for HarperCollins - Books - New York Times: "In a surprise move, Richard Ford, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of “Independence Day” and “The Lay of the Land,” has switched publishers for his next three books."
I love Richard Ford, but can someone tell me why this is news? Do the other authors' changing relationships make it the New York Times?
I may not think it qualifies as "news" it probably does signify a coup for Ecco. If anything it may also mean that Ford's next book will get a more "literary" treatment.