Nobody at Random House told me that Buyout was going to be an app. I’ve never talked to anyone at ScrollMotion, who designed the app. There are many things I don’t know. Why is Buyout twice as expensive, for example, as some of the other books on the list? (It’s $16.99. Worth every penny, I might suggest, but still more than the actual print book.) How will I be paid for the apps that sell? Does it say in the contract that those app rights are even Random House’s to sell? Some of this stuff I could look up, probably, if I went into five-year-old files and found the contracts. But those contracts are probably silent on the question of apps, since, well, apps didn’t exist.
Also, how come I don’t get a free one?