Publisher Bites Author
From over at PG’s place, the dreadful tale of a publisher-relationship that went badly wrong for the writer. Short version – he got stiffed and was not paid what he was owed.
Dan Rhodes got curious about why one book wasn’t earning anything. Here’s the first part of the story, and the publisher’s explanation: it was all a mistake.
Rhodes, after that mess, decided to pull all of his books with the publisher. Every one. It hurt. A lot. He’s not entirely sure what to do next, but he’s still writing, just not what he’d planned and been working on.
I knew we get tired of reading horror stories that don’t end with the hero or heroine triumphing over evil, but this is a timely reminder: read the contract, track everything, and look at the books. Early. Often. If you can’t do that, you probably want to think a third or fourth time about signing the contract.