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chris-h-stevenson's picture
Jun.08.2013
I just had an experience with a publisher that was a little unsettling. And disappointing. When you consider I lost a sale because of it, it might be termed a worse case scenario in the submission process. Without further ado, I'll post this publisher's email letter to me after I received their...
david-niall-wilson's picture
Aug.31.2012
I've been writing for about three decades now, seriously writing, that is, and I've been involved over those same thirty years in just about every aspect of books, publishing, editing, writer's groups, etc.  All of it has brought me to some conclusions that - in the end - led me to form...
bob-mustin's picture
Jan.10.2012
  Yesterday was a gloomy, dank January day, and I felt as though I was coming down with my usual winter cold. Still,  I had errands to run, and when I returned home and checked my e-mails, the long awaited contract for my book of connected short stories was waiting. I always read such...
bob-mustin's picture
Aug.04.2011
What with the writing world being turned upside down - even to the point of some agents recommending to clients to self-publish (yes, all self-pub proceeds are then subject to an agent's cut), it's hard to get noticed. (Hardly a shocking revelation, is it?) Even with a mid-list publishing contract...
donna-ballman's picture
Jun.22.2011
Many employers try to save money on taxes and escape liability under employment laws by getting employees to sign Independent Contractor Agreements. There are some advantages to being an independent contractor, but most people labeled as contractors are really employees. Here are the top 11...
sean-arbabi's picture
May.25.2011
After reviewing a very cool photo contest (sponsored by a leading camera company and a top producer/director), I was disappointed to see a statement in their rules - one I've seen so many times in client contracts and contest rules:  "...grant of permission to Sponsor and its parent companies...
gabriella-hewitt's picture
May.19.2011
I am so upset today. I found out one of my out of print titles was pirated andput on a file sharing site. Ironically people downloaded my book more than theybought it. But that is not what upset me. It was the fact that I contacted thewebsite and told them to take it down and cease sharing it. They...
dale-estey's picture
Mar.31.2011
Literary agent jailed for cheating would-be authors out of thousands Robin Price gets six years for spinning his own tall tales to his clients about Hollywood contacts by Steven Morris and agencies   Johnny Depp, one of the stars that conman Robin Price claimed he knew. A literary agent who...
cynthia-brian's picture
Dec.15.2010
As a three decade member of both Screen Actors Guild,(SAG) and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA), I want to encourage all of the union actors, performers, dancers, background actors, and stunt coordinators to vote YES on the Tentative Agreeent for the 2011 SAG Basic...
dale-estey's picture
Dec.15.2010
Iraqi shoe thrower signs his first book in Beirut   AP – Iraqi journalist Muntadhar al-Zeidi speaks to The Associated Press during the signing of his first book … By ZEINA KARAM, Associated Press  BEIRUT – The Iraqi journalist who threw his shoes at former President George W. Bush said...