Sunday, March 29, 2009

Fine Print

I’m sure most people have heard about this publishing nightmare by now. There you are, happily burbling away with your new book contract, and then you get told you can have the full, unedited blurbs on the back cover, or you can have your author photo, but not both. Also, there will be ads for other books from the press on the back. Then you become a "difficult" author, your book contract is "revoked" and your name disappears from the press’s website. Plus, possibly, a gag order. Reb proposes an antidote here, as well as a disclaimer and a hilarious and depressing quiz for those of us who submit to contests. Outrage and sympathy abound elsewhere

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