In the 2013 Harback Magician there is a statement on the copyright page "Robin Hobb asserts the moral right to be identified as the author of this work". Why?
From: Raymond Feist
Date: 17 November 2013
No, I can't. I'm sworn to secrecy, and they're holding my kids . . .
It's just a production mess up. The "droit moral" clause (which is not agreed to by the US, alone, of all signatories to the Berne Convention on Copyright) says that you put that stuff in there. HarperCollins screwed the pooch big time. Apparently, Robin Hobb wrote Magician and I wrote Song of Fire and Ice! How's that?
Just a production mistake. Nothing significant in it. Though I was doing a signing with Megan Lindholm (Robbin Hobbs) and autographed a copy someone had fetched over from the UK and Megan circled that and wrote, 'No I didn't!" and signed it. Thought it was great fun.
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