Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Don't Try This at Home!

In Escape POD GalleyCat writes about an author who self-published his memoir after he got a lousy contract from a trade publisher.

Here's the weird part: Said author had an agent who apparently didn't negotiate the contract at all.

Weirder still: Said author hired a publicist to send out a press release about his book touting the raw deal he got from the trade house.

My first thought when reading this was WTF?*

My second was that this author is going to have to stick with iUniverse from now on, as I can't imagine an agent or trade publisher would want to touch him after he broadcast his ugly little backstory.

*© Miss Snark

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