It seems not all of western publishing has been on hold over the Christmas-New Year break.

Publishers Lunch reports that Audible’s Attorney Emily Reisbaum was on December 27 firing off a letter to the Court advising Judge Valerie Caproni that “there are only a few outstanding issues requiring further negotiation.”

Reisbaum advised the Court, reports Pub. Lunch, that,

During the week of Christmas, the parties “exchanged seven drafts of settlement documents and also conferred many times over the telephone and by email. All parties believe that these efforts demonstrate good cause for further suspension of consideration of the pending motions to allow for the prompt, complete, and mutually-agreeable resolution of this matter” (adding that) since late October “the parties have been engaged in earnest settlement discussions to address this complicated, multi-party dispute with potentially significant implications.”

The court has set the matter to be resumed January 13.

Via Publishers Lunch.