[Letterhead: Bantam Books Inc – 666 Fifth Ave., New York 10103 – Tel. 212 765-6500 – Telex 1-2402]
April 4, 1985
Ms. Barbara Wilson
The Seal Press
312 S. Washington
Seattle, Washington 98104
Dear Ms. Wilson:
Thank you for your letter of March 26. Since it does appear that you have been around approximately as long as our Seal books [sic] without having a problem between the two companies, I guess we can both continue quietly as we have.
Our operation publishes predominantly in Canada and began doing so under the Seal imprint in April 1977. They do run a very prominent first novel contest which you may have read about. Certainly, this is the kind of area your press should avoid lest it create confusion where there is none today.
Also, as you may have seen (and certainly will with my enclosures), there is a very distinctive imprint which is different from yours and I suggest that you continue to avoid anything similar to it.
[Signed: Heather Grant Florence]
Heather Grant Florence
Cc: Janet Turnbull, Publisher – Seal Books
Transcribed by Natalia Shevin