Friday, 25 February 2011

Changing horses midstream…

Signing a contract for a book to be published is like any other contract. As a writer you should read it. As a publisher you have to uphold it and not suddenly try and change the playing field because you want to or have to because you screwed something up and therefore think an author has to go along with it. No, we don’t. Contracts - publishing or not - have to be agreed on by both parties – that’s why people sign it to show we are affirming those words we have just read. Pretty damn straight forward huh? Not to some it seems. I realize some publishers get in trouble but it’s not my job to bail them out when it is not financially smart for me to do so. Publishing is not a benevolent business. It’s a backbiting, two-faced business that just looks pretty on the outside. Writer beware of when they bring in a change of horses….

Amarinda Jones
Penn Halligan
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Sandra Cox said...

Writing is certainly an enlightening business.

anny cook said...

There's a lot of horse swapping going on.